Special Costume Exhibitions

July 22, 2014September 20, 2014

For the eighth year, this annual exhibition celebrated the art and artistry of Primetime Emmy® Nominated Costume Designers and Costume Supervisors. Including costumes from a variety of television genres, the exhibition was organized by guest curator Mary Rose, costume designer and member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Costume Design & Supervision Peer Group.

Photo from 8th Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design

  • Behind the Candelabra
  • 2013 Emmy Winner for Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special
  • Ellen Mirojnick

7th Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design

July 30October 19, 2013

Celebrate the creativity and artistry of television costume design. Featuring more than 120 original costumes from popular television shows including Game of Thrones, Behind the Candelabra, Scandal, House of Cards and Downton Abbey (and many others), the 7th Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design exhibition spotlights the work of talented Costume Designers, Costume Supervisors, and Assistant Costume Designers. The exhibition was organized by guest curator Mary Rose, costume designer and president of the Costume Designers Guild.

Costumes from “Game of Thrones”

Costumes from Game of Thrones

6th Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design

July 31October 20, 2012

In its sixth year, this annual exhibition salutes the work of 2012’s Primetime Emmy®-Nominated Costume Designers and Costume Supervisors. Including over 75 costumes from a variety of television genres, this year’s exhibition will be guest curated by Mary Rose, costume designer and current president of the Costume Designers Guild. Featured television shows include Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Once Upon a Time, Pan Am, Smash, Magic City, and many more.

Costume worn by Barbara Flynn as Mrs. Jamieson in Return to Cranford

Costume worn by Barbara Flynn as Mrs. Jamieson in Return to Cranford. Costumes by Jenny Beavan.

5th Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design

July 27September 6, 2010

Costumes from selected television shows, including Treme, Glee, Mad Men, True Blood and Big Love were displayed in this annual exhibition of television costume design.

5th Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design

Costume worn by Riki Lindhome as Jeanine in Pushing Daisies (2007). Costumes by Robert Blackman.

Disney Alice in Wonderland Design Exhibition

May 27September 30, 2010

This exhibition celebrated Academy Award® winning costume designer Colleen Atwood’s partnership with director Tim Burton and his 21st century reinterpretation of the classic Alice in Wonderland story. With original costumes from the 2010 film, including the Red Queen Dress worn by Helena Bonham Carter, a selection of Mia Wasikowska’s Alice dresses, and Johnny Depp’s Mad Hatter garment, the exhibit also featured costume sketches and film props.

Disney Alice in Wonderland Design Exhibition

Gown worn by Helena Bonham Carter as the Red Queen in Alice in Wonderland. Costumes by Colleen Atwood.

4th Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design

July 29September 6, 2009

Costumes from selected television shows, including No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency, Gossip Girl, Grey Gardens, Dancing with the Stars, and Castle were displayed in this annual exhibition of television costume design.

4th Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design

Gown worn by Natalie Dormer as Anne Boleyn in The Tudors (2008). Costumes by Joan Bergin.

The Ruby Slipper Exhibition

June 10June 21, 2009

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the release of the classic film The Wizard of Oz, the FIDM Museum & Galleries teamed with Warner Bros. Entertainment to present The Ruby Slipper Collection and Inspirations of Oz Fine Art Exhibition.

The Ruby Slipper Collection consisted of modern interpretations of the famous red slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz. Contemporary ruby red slippers were created by 19 of the most noted names in designer footwear and fashion, including Jimmy Choo, Stuart Weitzman and Manolo Blahnik.

The Inspirations of Oz collection of fine art features one-of-a-kind interpretive works from an acclaimed array of artisans including Angelo Aversa, Romero Britto, Phillip Graffham, Gris Grimly, Marcus Antonius Jansen, Johnny Johns, William Joyce, Joel Nakamura, Nelson De La Nuez, Glen Orbik, Ragnar, Alex Ross, Todd White and Yakovetic.

The Ruby Slipper Exhibition

Evening pumps by Christian Louboutin, inspired by the ruby slippers in The Wizard of Oz.

3rd Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design

July 29September 28, 2008

Costumes from selected television shows, including Comanche Moon, Mad Men, Pushing Daisies, Scrubs, Lost, Dexter and Project Runway were displayed in this annual exhibition of television costume design.

3rd Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design

Evening gown worn by Angelica Huston at the Costume Designer’s Guild Awards. Designed by Bob Mackie.

The Price is Right Exhibition

August 24September 22, 2007

Seventeen costumes created by FIDM Alumna and costume designer Robin Gurney for the beloved game show The Price is Right were displayed in this exhibition.

The Price is Right Exhibition

Egyptian-themed costume worn in The Price is Right in 2007. Costumes by Robin Gurney.

2nd Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design

July 31September 29, 2007

Costumes from selected television shows, including Rome, Jane Eyre, Ugly Betty, Entourage, The Tudors, and My Name Is Earl were displayed in this annual exhibition of television costume design.

2nd Annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design

Costume worn by Jonathan Rhys Meyers as Elvis Presley in Elvis (2005). Costumes by Eduardo Castro.

Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design

July 8September 9, 2006

Costumes from selected television shows, including Cold Case, Deadwood, Desperate Housewives, Carnivale, Big Love, The Sopranos and Everybody Hates Chris were displayed in this annual exhibition of motion picture costume design.

Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design

Costumes worn by Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth in Elizabeth I (2006). Costumes by Mike O’Neill.

Dressing a Galaxy: The Costumes of Star Wars

September 12December 10, 2005

This joint exhibition between the FIDM Museum & Galleries and Lucasfilm Ltd. was the first ever exhibition to showcase the costumes, photos, and ephemera from all six films in the Star Wars saga. Featuring 100 objects, the exhibition highlighted the work of costume designer Trisha Biggar, who designed costumes for episodes I, II and III. Standout pieces included a full scale X-wing fighter jet with co-pilot R2D2 and Queen Amidala costumes worn by Natalie Portman.

Dressing a Galaxy: The Costumes of Star Wars

Costume worn by Natalie Portman as Queen Amidala in Star Wars: Episode I. Costumes by Trisha Biggar.