"Sketch to Screen: The Art of Hollywood Costume Design" Exhibition

The Oklahoma City Museum of Art organized an amazing exhibition that explores the vital contribution of costume designs throughout the history of the American motion picture industry. It consists of over 80 garments and accessories worn in films by some of the industry's biggest stars.
Honestly, I believe that costume designers have quite a hard job, as they have to create an outfit that best describes the era portrayed in the movie, while also being true to the character's own personality and making it believable at the same time.
My favorite pieces by far are the ones that won the Oscar for best costume design - pictured above is the dress from Titanic.
More info and pictures:

Femme fatale section

Garments from various decades demonstrate the range of creativity and craftsmanship that costume designers use to construct film characters through clothing. The exhibition is also composed of sketches, wardrobe and film production photographs, posters, and film clips.

Gone with the Wind - Feather dress

The 10 thematic sections are: Early Cinema, Femme Fatale, Gone with the Wind, Period Films, Women's Fashion Musicals, Westerns, Comic Books & Animation, A Man's World ans Oscar Winning Designs.

Visitors can learn about the little known costume design process beginning with the film script, research, design sketches, materials selection and garment production, fittings with the actors, and screen tests, which is an altogether different process from designing every-day fashion.


Women's wear section
Audrey Hepburn

The exhibit showcases outfits worn by stars like Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Audrey Hepburn, Bette Davis, Charlton Heston and John Wayne, alongside contemporary ones such as George Clooney, Meryl Streep, Russell Crowe, Kate Winslet, Robert DeNiro, Renee Zellweger and Johnny Depp.


Nicole Kidman's Moulin Rouge costume
The Sound of Music
Cruella's Boots


The exhibition is accompanied by a film series that celebrates many of the greatest examples of costume design in motion pictures. Titles include films with garments represented in the exhibition, such as Gone with the WindFunny FaceDick TracyAtonementPublic Enemies, and Mamma Mia!.




Find out more about the exhibition HERE.
See more pictures from the exhibition HERE.

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