‘The Artist’ And 20 Other Films Put Costumes On Display
To create the Oscar-nominated costumes for “The Artist,” designer Mark Bridges had to think in both color and black and white.
“Things that you wouldn’t notice in color suddenly showed up when it became black and white,” he said. “A simple beaded flapper dress suddenly became maternity wear.”
The costumes from “The Artist”, a black-and-white silent film, can be seen in all their brilliant colors at the FIDM Museum & Galleries 20th annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibit, which is on view until April 28 at the downtown Los Angeles
The nominees’ work stands among other outstanding attire from the past year’s films. There is the pink beaded performance dress Reese Witherspoon wore in “Water for Elephants” and Viola Davis’ maid’s uniform from “The Help,” plus the armor from “Thor,” suits from “J. Edgar” and cowboy clothing from “Cowboys & Aliens.”
- Read the full article and see a slideshow of some of the exhibits at HuffingtonPost.com
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