June 4, 2011

CUT Costumes

Remember in this post where I went to the CUT! Costume and the Cinema exhibit at the LASM?  Good.  Now, remember when I said that viewers were not allowed to take pictures?  Good.  Well, since I'm awesome, the museum was kind enough to send me some pictures for a post!  Wahoo!!! 

Although, I must say that these pictures cannot even begin to do the real-life costumes justice.  If you do have a chance to see the exhibit, bring a magnifying glass so you can see if the stitches are hand-done or machine finished.  I would also recommend keeping a straight jacket on hand because you will be so tempted to touch everything... especially the costumes from Finding Neveland.  And the leather coat Colin Farrell wore in The New World (terrible movie, great costumes).  And every single item from The Duchess.  The straight jacket is merely a suggestion. 

From: Casanova (2005), 18th Century, Heath Ledger as Giacomo Casanova. Costume Design by Jenny Beavan.
Have you seen this movie? It's a hoot.

From: The Phantom of the Opera (2004), 19th Century, Emmy Rossum as Christine. Costume Design by Alexandra Byrne. Best Costume Award nomination from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films. 
Think of me... think of me fondly...

From:  Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003), 18th Century Costume, Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow. Costume Design by Penny Rose. Best Costume Award from the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror Films.
From what I can remember, they had to make over 5 Jack Sparrow costumes. Now, where did I put my gold tooth?

From:  The White Countess (2005), 20th Century, Natasha Richardson as Countess Sophia Belinskaya. Costume Design by John Bright.
The first thing that came to mind when I saw this: "I wonder what kind of Spanx she used under this dress".

From: Land of the Blind (2006), 20th Century, Lara Flynn Boyle as First Lady. Costume Design by Phoebe De Gaye.
If you get to go to the exhibit, when you are finished looking at all of the costumes, mosey on over to where the Egyptian exhibit is and look down at this dress.  I also want this is every color.  Royal blue, lemon yellow, black, white, coral, frog green, eggplant...

Thank you, Kelly, for sending me the pictures!  I hope some of you get to see the exhibit in person, because it is truly breathtaking! 


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