Exotica: Fashion & Film Costume of the 1920s

WHEN:

From February 7th 2017 to April 22nd 2017
Closed Now, Free Entry

WHERE:

FIDM Museum & Galleries, 919 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, 90015

WHAT:

"Exotic locations have long inspired fashion designers to re-imagine contemporary dress into hybrid silhouettes mixing East and West. Their creations evoke lands outside Western borders through unfamiliar motifs and patterns. In the 1920s, cinema storylines whisked viewers to out-of-the-way locales ruled by maharajahs, sultans, or conquistadors in fantasy productions of epic proportions staged on vast sets with thousands of exotically garbed extras. Hollywood’s influence on fashion trends was unstoppable as millions of fans bought into the dream that they, too, could inhabit their idols’ identities in store-bought coats and dresses mimicking Egyptian wraps, Mayan tunics, or Chinese cheongsam. Exotica: Fashion & Film Costume of the 1920s takes us on global adventures to explore fashion’s fascination with the "foreign" in film."

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Upcoming Opening Times

SatMar 25 201710:00am5:00pm
TueMar 28 201710:00am5:00pm
WedMar 29 201710:00am5:00pm
ThuMar 30 201710:00am5:00pm
FriMar 31 201710:00am5:00pm
SatApr 1 201710:00am5:00pm
TueApr 4 201710:00am5:00pm
WedApr 5 201710:00am5:00pm

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February 7 is almost here! Read all about our two new exhibitions opening this week: https://t.co/w4cukNpHTG
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The headgear in this exhibition is on point. Roman helmet pictured worn by George Clooney in Hail Caesar!, costume… https://t.co/FBsN7kniGB
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