THE OSCAR CEREMONY IS ALWAYS AN HIGHLY EXPECTED EVENT ALL OVER THE WORLD, AND OVER THE YEARS, THANKS TO THE MEDIA ATTENTION, NOT ONLY MOVIE, ACTORS AND DIRECTORS HAVE BEEN BROUGHT TO THE LIMELIGHT, BUT ALSO THE INSIDERS THAT WITH THEIR CONTRIBUTION HAVE FEED THE CINEMA INDUSTRY
The “Best Costume Design” Oscar is one of the award we look forward to. Whether it’s the work of costume designer or contributions from world-renowned fashion designer, with their works they’ve been able to perfectly transpose the character of each role in their aesthetic representations.
Now more than ever has been paid so much attention (really deserved) to the costumes, indeed it’s not a coincidence that right now two important exhibitions are dedicated to those looks that made cinema history.
The exhibition “Hollywood Costume”, opened on October 2, 2014 and organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum in collaboration with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Science is hosted at the Wilshire May Company Buildings in Los Angeles. The show will be open to the public until March 2, 2015, with over 150 costumes exposed, directly from Hollywood sets.
Soon the Academy will need to make room for the outfits of this year best costume design category candidates, among which The Grand Budapest Hotel (most likely the one who will win this award), Into The Woods and Maleficent.
The Italian response has been fast: It’s possible to admire the Made in Italy craftmanship (often exported with great success), in the beautiful setting of Palazzo Braschi, where on January 17th inaugurated an exhibition dedicated to the excellence of our local costume designers: “I Vestiti dei Sogni”. A path that starts from the silent-movie divas culminating with “The Great Beauty” (Oscar 2014 for best foreign film).
In the wake of these events, Redmilk here presents those looks that became true symbols of the films that brought them on the big screen and now on display. And including some great excluded items by both exhibitions.
Enjoy our gallery!
October 2, 2014 – March 2, 2015.
Wilshire May Company building
6067 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles.
“I “Vestiti dei Sogni”
17 January – 22 March, 2015.
Piazza San Pantaleo, 10, Rome
Text by Irene Pazzanese