Academy Bringing Hollywood Costume Exhibition to Its May Company Building
The show, which originated at London's Victoria and Albert Museum and features more than 145 costumes, will arrive in Los Angeles in October.
Hollywood Costume, a multimedia exhibition organized by London's Victoria and Albert Museum, will be presented at the Wilshire May Company Building from Oct. 2 to March 2.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is stepping in to host the exhibit in the space that will be the future location of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, and it is adding 30 costumes to the show. The exhibit will include more than 145 costumes in an examination of how costume design is used in cinematic storytelling.
The added costumes on display will include Jared Leto's costume from Dallas Buyers Club (Kurt and Bart, 2013) — a recent acquisition from the Academy's collection — as well as costumes from such recent releases as The Hunger Games (Judianna Makovsky, 2012), Django Unchained (Sharen Davis, 2012), Lee Daniels' The Butler (Ruth E. Carter, 2013), The Wolf of Wall Street (Sandy Powell, 2013), American Hustle (Michael Wilkinson, 2013) and The Great Gatsby (Catherine Martin, 2013).
In addition, Hollywood Costume will showcase the Academy's pair of the original ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz (Adrian, 1939) shown with Dorothy's blue-and-white gingham pinafore dress.
Hollywood Costume is curated by Deborah Nadoolman Landis — the Oscar-nominated costume designer and founding director of UCLA's David C. Copley Center for the Study of Costume Design, whose credits include National Lampoon's Animal House (1978), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Coming to America (1988) and the music video for Michael Jackson's "Thriller" (1983) – along with Christopher Frayling, professor emeritus of cultural history at Royal College of Art, and set and costume designer and V&A assistant curator Keith Lodwick.
Hollywood Costume will be accompanied by a full slate of exhibition-related programs including screenings, discussions with costume designers and educational programs.