Through some of those darker days of the pandemic, as production came to a holt and theatres went dark, one thing so many of us could agree on, was that art in all its forms, is important. It provides an outlet for dreams, a light when there was so much darkness and uncertainty and sometimes just a place for pure escapism when we needed it. Even providing a means for us to make sense of what is going on around us.
Going back to a FIDM Museum event, this one being the always wonderful presentation of the Art of Costume Design in Television exhibition opening, the first one I’ve attended since the pandemic began, was a special moment. Seeing the genius creations of the costume designers, the collaborations with writers, and sometimes even the actors themselves, recreating eras of old Hollywood, reimagining moments of history, as well as sometimes creating an entire world, all from the beautiful minds of artists, gave us a chance to celebrate those who’ve brought light, joy and entertainment to us with their labors of love, hours of work and talented hands all under one roof at the FIDM Museum.
The event was a different kind of affair to years gone by, more intimate, a moment to truly celebrate the costume designers and their well-earned Emmy nominations. This year’s exhibition, the 14th of its kind, includes 13 shows that are Emmy nominated for Costume Design and held at the FIDM Museum at The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, in Downtown Los Angeles.
Shows running on traditional as well as streaming platforms are on display, and with a variety of genres, including episodic series, limited series and variety programming.
Displaying a huge range of costumes including period, contemporary dramas, quirky comedy to Sci-fi fantasy, there really is something for everyone.
So if you’re in Los Angeles from now, until November 5th, run, don’t walk to this wonderful free exhibition. It’s your chance to see the work of costume designers from your favorite shows up close. You’ll gasp in amazement at the details and ornate work of these spectacular costume designers in a time where we are feeling even more grateful than ever to be able to go to exhibitions again and see some beautiful art through fashion up close and personal.
Below is just a small peak of what you'll see at the exhibition!
FIDM Museum address: 919, Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA, 90015.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday. Closed Sunday
Event cost: Free
Dates: Now (August 23rd) until November 5th 2022.