What Is the Role of Costume Design in Cinematic Storytelling?

Role of Costume Design in Cinematic Storytelling
Role of Costume Design in Cinematic Storytelling

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will complement the exhibition Hollywood Costume with a series of special screenings and live discussions exploring costume design as an essential tool of cinematic storytelling.

Presented by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Academy, Hollywood Costume will be on view October 2, 2014, through March 2, 2015, in the historic Wilshire May Company building at the corner of Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles.

Exhibition-related public programs include:

The Perfect Match: Hollywood Costume Collaborations

Saturdays, October 4 through December 20

This screening series explores the relationship specific Hollywood costume designers have developed with directors, whether over large bodies of work or in concentrated periods of creative collaboration, spanning the silent era to present day.

A diverse range of costume designers will speak about their work with noted directors:

Mary Zophres on Ethan and Joel Coen, Mark Bridges on Paul-Thomas Anderson, Marilyn Vance on John Hughes, Jeffrey Kurland on Woody Allen, and Deborah Nadoolman Landis on John Landis.

Visitors who purchase tickets to Hollywood Costume will receive free admission to Academy events held on the same day. Tickets are on sale online. Hollywood Costume is sponsored by Swarovski.

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