EXPANDED FINAL TOUR OF COSTUME DESIGN EXHIBITION ARRIVES OCTOBER 2
Featuring costumes from The Hunger Games, Django Unchained, The Wizard of Oz and more
On view October 2, 2014 – March 2, 2015
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – This fall the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will present the final showing of the groundbreaking multimedia exhibition Hollywood Costume in the historic Wilshire May Company building, the future location of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A), this ticketed exhibition explores the central role of costume design – from the glamorous to the very subtle – as an essential tool of cinematic storytelling.
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The big auction of Debbie Reynolds’ prized costume collection was yesterday, and my, my my – the prices were astounding. Marilyn Monroe’s iconic white subway grate halter dress from The Seven Year Itch went for $4.6M. Add the $1M auction commission the buyer must pay, that’s a whopping $5.6M. For a dress! But it’s not just a dress, as we all know. It’s a costume, and it’s a piece of Hollywood history. Congrats to Debbie Reynolds on the success of her auction. Indiewire has a nice article summing it up – read it HERE. Looks like there’s no official tally of auction prices, but I will post them as soon as I see them. Have a great week, everyone!
UPDATE: Full list of sale prices HERE! Thanks, Chris!