If you love fashion and you love film, and happen to be in Los Angeles, the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Museum and Galleries' exhibition of costume design shows the actual costumes from the top movies of the year. They are exquisitely crafted and the details are beautiful. This is FIDM's 18th annual show honoring the skill and talent of costume designers.
More than 100 costumes from 20-plus movies released in 2009 are displayed, including outfits from "Nine" (left) (by Colleen Atwood) and gowns from "The Young Victoria" (right) (by Sandy Powell). Also on view are the costumes by last year's Oscar winner for costume design, Michael O'Connor, for "The Duchess."
The exhibition opened on Feb. 9, and runs through April 7, 2010. The FIDM Museum and Galleries are at 919 S. Grand Ave. in downtown Los Angeles.