In just over three weeks, our annual exhibition of film costumes opens! On February 11, 2014, The 22nd Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition opens to the public. This year's exhibition will include costumes from more than 20 films, including costumes from the 2013 Academy Award winner for Best Costume Design, Anna Karenina, designed by Jacqueline Durran. Visitors will also see costumes from four of this year's Academy Award nominees for Best Costume: American Hustle, The Great Gatsby, The Invisible Woman, and 12 Years a Slave.
Prepping for this exhibition is a huge task, requiring organization, collaboration, and vision. From building and painting gallery walls, to prepping mannequins, unpacking loaned costumes, and ensuring all the pieces work together...there's a lot to do! To guarantee that you see a flawless, engaging display of costumes on Feb. 11, we have to make every minute count.