This fall the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will bring the multimedia exhibition “Hollywood Costume” to the Wilshire May Company building, the future location of the Academy Museum. Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the exhibition explores the central role of costume design in cinema.
The show features four separate galleries which display costumes ranging from 1915’s Charlie Chaplin classic, “The Tramp” all the way through 2013’s “Man Of Steel”. Included in the exhibition are 145 costumes from 60 lenders and highlights include costumes from “Dallas Buyers Club”, “The Great Gatsby”, “The Hunger Games”, “Mary Poppins”, “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, “Titanic” and the most famous pair of footwear in the world, the iconic red slippers from “The Wizard Of Oz”.
“We are thrilled to bring this innovative exhibition to Los Angeles”, said Cheryl Boone Isaacs, Academy President. “Hollywood Costume” invites visitors to see some of the most well-known costumes from their favorite movies and to explore the impact designers have in creating our most beloved characters”.
The Wilshire May Company building is located at Wilshire and Fairfax. The exhibit runs from October 2, 2014 through March 2, 2015.