Academy Originals presents a look at “Hollywood Costume,” a multimedia exhibition running through March 2, 2015. It’s being hosted at the future location of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures: Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles.
The exhibition’s curator, Deborah Nadoolman Landis is interviewed in the new video. “I wanted to get away from the wax dummy feel of Madame Tussauds,” says Nadoolman Landis, a decorated designer as well as curator. “Not a costume exhibit where everyone is all lined up like the rockettes, and not a fashion show where everyone is blank and it’s all about the clothes.”
Nadoolman Landis’ credits include “National Lampoon’s Animal House,” “Raiders of the Lost Ark” and “Coming to America,” for which she received an Oscar nomination. She is also the founding director of UCLA’s David C. Copley Center for the Study of Costume Design whose work has been lauded for its engrossing multimedia and innovation. Said the curator: “It wasn’t enough to show just the clothes, and that’s really when I shifted from thinking about costumes to thinking about movies […] it’s a costume designer’s job to read a story and find out who the people are.”
Check out the video below: