Domestic Affairs: Spring Line Up


It’s going to be a busy Spring for fashion exhibitions and events (hurrah!).

The FIDM Museum’s 24th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costuming exhibition opened yesterday and will be open until April 30. As their Instagram feed revealed recently, it features costumes from Star Wars: The Force Awakens as well as many other films up for Academy Awards for costumes.

Also in Los Angeles, the Sixth Annual Sketch to Screen Costume Design Panel, hosted by costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis (who gave us the iconic Indiana Jones costume in Raiders of the Lost Ark), will take place at the UCLA School of Theater, Film, and Television on February 27. Featuring designers of costumes from Mad Max: Fury Road, The Danish Girl, and others the panel will discuss the costume design process and all proceeds will benefit the David C. Copley Center for Costume Design at UCLA.

A little farther north in California, in San Francisco the Contemporary Jewish Museum will be showing Bill Graham & the Rock and Roll Revolution, opening March 17. A unique look at the role played by musicians, and specifically Bill Graham, in the counterculture revolution of the 1960s. The exhibition will feature outfits by Janis Joplin and others, and I plan to review it for Worn Through before it closes in July.

Heading east, Philadelphia In Style: A Century of Fashion from the Robert and Penny Fox Historic Collection will be opening at The Michener Art Museum on March 13. I am already in contact with the museum to arrange for a virtual review for Worn Through readers, so if you have any questions for the curators, be sure to let me know either through email or in the comments below. Look for the review in March before the exhibition opens!

Up in Connecticut, the Northeastern Region of the Costume Society of America will be holding their annual symposium, Goth to Gothic: Romantic Fashion and its Legacy, at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford on March 20.

Are there any exciting events or exhibitions happening near you? Please feel free to email me the details so I can share them with Worn Through readers, or to share them yourself in the comments below!


Opening image: ©FIDM Museum & Library, from their February email newsletter.

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