Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibit highlights FIDM grad designs

Thursday, 12 March 2015

Iconic costume designs from the silver screen are being showcased at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum as the focal point of the Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition.

The exposition, which officially opened last month, runs until April 25 and features over 100 on-screen outfits, bringing memorable film characters back to life by showcasing the most iconic movie ensembles. Twenty of last year’s most noteworthy films are being honored and represented in the exhibit, including “The Great Gatsby,” “Big Eyes,” “Selma,” “Maleficent,” and “X-Men: Days of Future Past.” ​

FIDM alumni shine in Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibit

Some of FIDM alumni designs are included in the exhibition as well, such as Marlene Stewart and Trish Summerville. Stewart, who designed the costumes for family comedy "Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" had to create several different outfits for numerous time periods and historical figures, using rich velvet and bright leathers for the costumes for King Arthur and Guinevere and lighter fabrics for the Pharaoh's traditional Egyptian garb.​

Summerville had an equally challenging task creating the costumes for "Gone Girl", whilst Mary Claire Hannan, a fellow FIDM graduate, designed the casual khakis and button-down costumes for the film “The Fault In Our Stars.” Along with the FIDM alumni was Soyon An who was in charge of costume design for hip-hop dance film “Step Up All In.” ​

Founded in 1969, the FIDM Museum is a tool ​located in LA, which ​locals​ and internationals​ ​alike ​can visit to further observe historical​al ​fashion​ changes​ including textiles, accessories, art, technology, and more. The exhibits provide resources to the public so that students, researchers, and designers are able to experience fashion in an exciting, new learning environment.​