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Oscar-nominated costume designers talk movies, fashion and the new FIDM exhibit

by Patt Morrison

‘W.E.’ by Costume Designer by Arianne Phillips, 2012 Academy Award® Nominee for Best Costume Design. These costumes can be seen in the 20th Annual “Art of Motion Picture Costume Design” exhibition in the FIDM Museum & Galleries at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles. (L to R) The costumes of James D’Arcy as Edward and Andrea Riseborough as Wallis Simpson. (Peter Wintersteller/ABImages) Peter Wintersteller/ABImages

Lights! Camera! Fashion! This year’s Oscar-nominated costume designers have created gorgeous outfits for films ranging from Martin Scorsese’s kids adventure “Hugo,” to black-and-white and mostly silent film “The Artist,” set in 1920s Hollywood. Select costumes from all five nominated films are now on display through April 28 at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising’s museum in downtown Los Angeles as part of FIDM’s 20th annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibit. In person, you can see the vibrant orange, pink, and green hues of dresses and jackets from “The Artist” that appear in muted grey tones in the movie. Other nominees include designers for 16th century set "Anonymous," 19th century based "Jane Eyre" and Madonna’s 1930s royal ode "W.E." Join Patt as she talks to Oscar-nominated costume designer Mark Bridges about his silent film era costumes for “The Artist,” and fellow nominee Arianne Phillips about her couture costumes for “W.E.”


What costumes in this year’s Oscar-nominated crop have captured your attention most? Which impressed you the least? Make sure to vote on Patt's Facebook page - she'll announce your winner at the end of the show!


Mark Bridges, Oscar-nominated costume designer this year for “The Artist”

Arianne Phillips, Oscar-nominated costume designer this year for Madonna’s “W.E.”

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