The Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences present Hollywood Costume. Exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences presents the final showing of the groundbreaking multimedia exhibition Hollywood Costume in the historic Wilshire May Company Building, the future location of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures, at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, this ticketed exhibition explores the central role of costume design–from the glamorous to the very subtle–as an essential tool of cinematic storytelling. On view October 2, 2014 through March 2, 2015 the exhibition brings together the world’s most iconic costumes from the Golden Age of cinema to the present.
The Academy is enhancing the V&A’s exhibition and will include more than 145 costumes. The Academy’s presentation will add over 30 costumes to this landmark show, including 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 including 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 most famous shoes in the world – 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, Academy Award®–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); with Sir Christopher Frayling (Professor Emeritus of Cultural History, 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. Details will be announced soon.
Swarovski is the presenting sponsor of Hollywood Costume. Additional support is provided by Pirelli.
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Tickets are timed entries, valid only for a specified admission date and time. Advance purchase of tickets is highly recommended.
Celebrate the art of costume design while enjoying exclusive access to this groundbreaking exhibition. Hollywood Costume Supporters will also be recognized as Academy Museum Founding Supporters and will receive exceptional benefits as outlined below.
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*VIP tickets are not tied to timed entry
From October 2, 2014 to March 2, 2015, the Academy will offer our friends and partners the opportunity to host special events at the Hollywood Costume exhibition. Hollywood Costume will offer an elegant and sophisticated setting for both intimate and high-profile events. Entertaining at Hollywood Costume is reserved for select supporting corporations and non-profits of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Support from corporations begins at $15,000 and $7,500 for non-profits.
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The exhibition is located at 6067 Wilshire Boulevard in the Wilshire May Company Building, on the corner of Wilshire and Fairfax, Los Angeles 90036, next to LACMA. Entrance to the exhibition is on the north side of the building.
Monday 11 am–5 pm
Tuesday 11 am–5 pm
Thursday 11 am–5 pm
Friday 11 am–8 pm
Saturday 10 am–7 pm
Sunday 10 am–7 pm
The exhibition is open every day from October 2, 2014 to March 2, 2015 except for Wednesdays, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Oscar Sunday (02/22/15).
When purchasing, please select date and time carefully. Tickets are valid only for exact date/time specified (no exchanges/refunds). To purchase:
To experience Hollywood Costume with exclusive access, become a Hollywood Costume Supporter. Enjoy free tickets, donor recognition, and invitations to programs and special events.
By bus:Metro 20 & 720 on Wilshire and 217, 218 and 780 on Fairfax all stop within half a block of the exhibition. For public transportation information, call 323-GoMetro (323-466-3876) or use the Metro Trip Planner.
From the Santa Monica Freeway (10), take Fairfax Avenue north 2 miles to Wilshire Boulevard.
From the southbound Hollywood Freeway, take Highland Avenue 3.5 miles south to Wilshire Boulevard; take a right on Wilshire and proceed 1 mile west.
Visitors may park in the Pritzker Parking Garage located on 6th Street just east of Fairfax Avenue, or in the lot at Spaulding Avenue and Wilshire Blvd. Parking costs $12 for the day. Metered parking on the street is also available.
Additional Parking Options:
Petersen Museum (6060 Wilshire Blvd) – $10
Museum Square (679 Curson Ave) – $2.25/15 min, $13.50 max
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