THE BEST DRESSED ARE AT FIDM: This weekend --here in Hollywood -- you can't go anywhere without hearing those magical words: The Artist, Hugo, W.E., Jane Eyre, The Help, Immortals, My Week with Marilyn -- motion pictures awaiting to hear their fate this coming Sunday at the 84th Annual Academy Awards. And costumes from these films mentioned above -- as well as many others -- are all part of the 20th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising (FIDM) in Downtown Los Angeles that runs until April 28, 2012 (and it's free and open to the public!). Don't miss this fabulous opportunity to see up close and personal (we love that phrase) those magnificent works of clothing which are up for "Best Costume Design" as this year's Academy Awards! Now you can see the colors of The Artist's clothes (designed by Mark Bridges) which you could only imagine in the black and white film presentation! And you get to see the choice of fabrics, the embroidery, the buttons, the hand-stitching, the shoes, and the petite sizes of the actresses who donned these outfits for hours on end under the bright studio lights -- which means that you've got to go to this exhibit because it's a close as many of us will ever be to a real movie set -- all thanks to FIDM!!
http://blog.fidmmuseum.org/museum/2012/02/20th-annual-art-of-motion-picture-costume-design-exhibition-now-open.html#moreCostume display photo by Alex J. Berliner/ABImages / courtesy FIDM