For the ninth year, the FIDM Museum is hosting the annual Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design exhibition. It opens to the public today after a gala celebration on Saturday night. Unseasonable thunderstorms couldn't keep away the crowds, which included designers, Television Academy members, and FIDM faculty and staff.
The show celebrates the art and artistry of Emmy® nominated costume designers and costume supervisors, and includes costumes from Bessie, Better Call Saul, Marvel’s Agent Carter, Once Upon a Time, Peter Pan Live!, Reign, and 2015 Emmy nominees for Outstanding Costumes Gotham, The Mindy Project,Olive Kitteridge, and Wolf Hall.
This year, the Television Academy has instituted new rules for the Outstanding Costume Design nominees. In the past, separate awards were given in two categories, series and miniseries/movie. This year, two statuettes will be awarded, but they will honor contemporary costumes and period/fantasy costumes, regardless of the format of the show. The new rules make it easier for the Academy to recognize contemporary costumes, which were often shut out by period pieces in both of the old categories. Thus, The Mindy Project will compete against Gotham but not Wolf Hall, set in the sixteenth century.
The exhibition is organized by guest curator Mary Rose, costume designer and past member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, Costume Design & Supervision Peer Group. Like all of our exhibitions, it is free to the public. Visit us Tuesday-Saturday, 10am-5pm, through September 26.