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FIDM MUSEUM....Opening Night FIDM Museum 27th Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition: RECAP!

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FIDM MUSEUM....Opening Night FIDM Museum 27th Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition: RECAP!

Motion Picture Costumes--Nick Verreos at the FIDM Museum 27th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition, FIDM Museum, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Los Angeles California

This past weekend was the OPENING NIGHT PARTY for the 27th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition at FIDM Museum. This is the twenty-seventh year this fabulous exhibition celebrates Motion Picture Costume Design and more notably, the Academy Award Nominees for Best Costume Design.

The Queens--Nick Verreos with "Bohemian Rhapsody" costumes from Costume Designer Julian Day--FIDM Museum 27th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition, FIDM Museum, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Los Angeles California

There are over 100 costumes from 25+ films featured in the exhibition, including the FIVE Oscar Nominees which are "Black Panther", "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs", "The Favourite", "Mary Queen of Scots" and "Mary Poppins Returns". Besides these nominees, the exhibition has many other costumes from movies such as "Bohemian Rhapsody", "Crazy Rich Asians", "On The Basis of Sex" and many, many more.

FIDM Fashion Design Co-Chairs Nick Verreos and David Paul--FIDM Museum 27th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition, FIDM Museum, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Los Angeles California
Photos courtesy of Alex J. Berliner/ABImages

Along with my FIDM Fashion Design Co-Chair, David Paul, I had the privilege of attending and doing some press for the Opening Night which I will BLOG about in a later post. For now, here are photos from the OPENING NIGHT PARTY with VIP Costume designers in attendance as well as some of the wonderful costumes on display...

FIDM Museum 27th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition, FIDM Museum, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Los Angeles California
Top photo courtesy of Alex J. Berliner/ABImages

The Party:
 Academy Award-Nominated Costume Designers Ruth Carter (L) "Black Panther", Mary Zophres "The Ballad of Buster Scruggs" (Center) and Barbara Bundy, FIDM Museum Director and FIDM Vice President of Education--FIDM Museum 27th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition, FIDM Museum, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Los Angeles California
Photo courtesy of Alex J. Berliner/ABImages

 Nick Verreos and Academy Award-Nominated "Black Panther" Costume Designer Ruth Carter--FIDM Museum 27th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition, FIDM Museum, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Los Angeles California
Photos courtesy of Alex J. Berliner/ABImages

 Academy Award-Nominated Costume Designer Mary Zophres ("The Ballad of Buster Scruggs") and Nick Verreos--FIDM Museum 27th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition, FIDM Museum, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Los Angeles California
Photos courtesy of Alex J. Berliner/ABImages

"A Star if Born" Costume Designer Erin Benach (L) and Mary Vogt Costume Designer of "Crazy Rich Asians" (R)--FIDM Museum 27th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition, FIDM Museum, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Los Angeles California
Photos courtesy of Alex J. Berliner/ABImages

"If Beale Street Could Talk" Costume Designer Caroline Eselin and Nick Verreos--FIDM Museum 27th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition, FIDM Museum, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Los Angeles California
Right photo courtesy of Alex J. Berliner/ABImages

(L to R) Academy Award Winning Costume Designer Mark Bridges ("Phantom Thread") , Nick Verreos (Center) and Caroline Eselin Costume Designer of "If Beale Street Could Talk" (Right)---FIDM Museum 27th Annual Art of Motion Picture Cotume Design Exhibition, FIDM Museum, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Los Angeles California

 (L to R) FIDM Fashion Design Co-Chairs Nick Verreos and David Paul and Louie Anchondo, Center Theater Group Director of Events and Corporate Relations--FIDM Museum 27th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition, FIDM Museum, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Los Angeles California

 Nick Verreos with 90's Supermodel Roshumba Williams--FIDM Museum 27th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition, FIDM Museum, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Los Angeles California

And now, the FABULOUS Motion Picture Costumes on display at the Exhibition--First, here are the FIVE Academy Award Nominees:
"Black Panther", Costume Designer Ruth Carter--FIDM Museum 27th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition, FIDM Museum, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Los Angeles California
Photos courtesy of Alex J. Berliner/ABImages

"The Ballad of Buster Scruggs", Costume Designer Mary Zophres--FIDM Museum 27th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition, FIDM Museum, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Los Angeles California
Photo courtesy of Alex J. Berliner/ABImages

"The Favourite", Costume Designer Sandy Powell--FIDM Museum 27th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition, FIDM Museum, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Los Angeles California
Photo courtesy of Alex J. Berliner/ABImages

"Mary Poppins Returns", Costume Designer Sandy Powell--FIDM Museum 27th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition, FIDM Museum, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Los Angeles California
Photos courtesy of Alex J. Berliner/ABImages

"Mary Queen of Scots", Costume Designer Alexandra Byrne--FIDM Museum 27th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition, FIDM Museum, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Los Angeles California
Photo courtesy of Alex J. Berliner/ABImages

Other Costumes on display...
"Bohemian Rhapsody", Costume Designer Julian Day--FIDM Museum 27th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition, FIDM Museum, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Los Angeles California
Photos courtesy of Alex J. Berliner/ABImages

"A Star if Born", Costume Designer Erin Benach--FIDM Museum 27th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition, FIDM Museum, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Los Angeles California
Photo courtesy of Alex J. Berliner/ABImages

"Ocean's 8", Costume Designer Sarah Edwards--FIDM Museum 27th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition, FIDM Museum, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Los Angeles California
Photo courtesy of Alex J. Berliner/ABImages

"Crazy Rich Asians", Costume Designer Mary Vogt--FIDM Museum 27th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition, FIDM Museum, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Los Angeles California
Photo courtesy of Alex J. Berliner/ABImages

"A Wrinkle In Time", Costume Designer Paco Delgado--FIDM Museum 27th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition, FIDM Museum, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Los Angeles California
Photo courtesy of Alex J. Berliner/ABImages

"Aquaman", Costume Designer Kym Barrett--FIDM Museum 27th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition, FIDM Museum, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Los Angeles California
Photo courtesy of Alex J. Berliner/ABImages

"Solo: A Star Wars Story", Costume Designers David Crossman and Glyn Dillon--FIDM Museum 27th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition, FIDM Museum, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Los Angeles California
Photo courtesy of Alex J. Berliner/ABImages

"The Nutcracker and the Four Realms", Costume Designer Jenny Beavan--FIDM Museum 27th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition, FIDM Museum, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Los Angeles California
Photo courtesy of Alex J. Berliner/ABImages

"First Man", Costume Designer Mary Zophres--FIDM Museum 27th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition, FIDM Museum, The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM Los Angeles California
Photos courtesy of Alex J. Berliner/ABImages
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Photo courtesy of Alex J. Berliner/ ABImages

WHAT: 27th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition
             *Presented by FIDM Museum, honoring the Academy Award-Nominated Costume                       Designs and featuring 100+ costumes from 25+ films

WHERE: FIDM Museum at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising/FIDM
                  919 South Grand Avenue
                  Los Angeles CA 90015

WHEN: Opens Tuesday February 9, 2019 through April 12th, Tuesday-Saturday 10 AM-5 PM.                 (Closed Friday February 15th)

ADMISSION: FREE! 

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Clink HERE
                                                    
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PROJECT RUNWAY.....Bravo's "Project Runway" Season 17 Television Critics Association Winter 2019 Press Tour

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PROJECT RUNWAY.....Bravo's "Project Runway" Season 17 Television Critics Association Winter 2019 Press Tour

Project Runway Style--Designs from the new season's designers of Bravo's "Project Runway"--Television Critics Association Winter 2019 Press Tour, Langham Huntington Hotel Pasadena

Last year, I was made a Consultant and Producer (!) of the NEW "Project Runway" returning to Bravo and I was extremely honored and excited to be part of the production team in making the new-and-improved "Project Runway" the best it can be (more on that in a later post!)...

Save The Date: March 14!--The poster featuring Bravo's "Project Runway" starring Supermodel Karlie Kloss and designer Christian Siriano: Television Critics Association Winter 2019 Press Tour, Langham Huntington Hotel Pasadena

I was doubly honored when Bravo TV recently contacted me with a great opportunity: For the launch of the new season, they wanted to showcase outfits/looks from the NEW SEASON'S designers at the Television Critics Association Winter 2019 Press Tour, where they would officially launch the show.

Presenting Bravo's "Project Runway"!--Nick Verreos at the Television Critics Association Winter 2019 Press Tour, Langham Huntington Hotel Pasadena

NBC Universal Day at the Television Critics Association Winter 2019 Press Tour, Langham Huntington Hotel Pasadena

The TCA Press Tour is where TV critics from all over the world converge to be introduced to the cast of the latest TV shows. In a panel setting, the critics get to ask questions and it is used as a way to launch new (or re-vamped) TV shows, such as "Project Runway"...

Nick Verreos and David Paul at the Television Critics Association Winter 2019 Press Tour, Langham Huntington Hotel Pasadena

First, I was tasked--with the ever-so-trusty help of my better half, David Paul--to contact many of this new season's designers and have them mail to me designs from their "repertoire" (NOT from designs they created on the new season!). Then, I had to gather 10+ dress forms/display mannequins to show the designs (in varying sizes) and then, of course, get them all steamed, pressed and ready to be displayed to flank the new cast of the show--including Host and Judge Karlie Kloss, Mentor Christian Siriano and Judges Nina Garcia, Brandon Maxwell and ElaineWelteroth.

Here are photos:
Project Runway Designs--Looks from the designers of the new season of Bravo's "Project Runway" including Nadine Ralliford, Sonia Kasparian, Jhoan "Sebastian" Grey, Jamall Osterholm, Bishme Cromartie, Rakan Shams Aldeen, Kovid Kapoor, Afa Ah Loo, and Hester Sunshine--Television Critics Association Winter 2019 Press Tour, Langham Huntington Hotel Pasadena

My Better Half--David Paul with designs from Season 17 "Project Runway" Designers (L to R) Renee Hill and Venny Etienne Television Critics Association Winter 2019 Press Tour, Langham Huntington Hotel Pasadena

A Runway Panel--Photos from the Bravo's "Project Runway" Press Launch Panel Discussion featuring Magical Elves' Jane Lipsitz and Dan Cutforth and cast including Karlie Kloss, Christian Siriano, Nina Garcia, Brandon Maxwell and Elaine Welteroth as well as designs from Season 17 Designers onstage--Television Critics Association Winter 2019 Press Tour, Langham Huntington Hotel Pasadena

A "Project Runway" Gallery--Television Critics Association Winter 2019 Press Tour, Langham Huntington Hotel Pasadena

After we were done onstage, we moved the dress forms over to a holding area where David and I prepped the looks beforehand. I decided to stage a mock "Gallery Exhibition" photo shoot since this room was so fabulous. This Langham Hotel meeting room was called the Georgian Ballroom and was very old-school; harking back to the grand old Hollywood Glamour days...I could just imagine the 50's movie stars in their Jacques Fath couture, drinking their Martinis and smoking their cigarettes in it. Here are those photos:

Gallery Fab--Designs from designers of Season 17 "Project Runway" including Afa Ah Loo, Kovid Kapoor, Bishme Cromartie (Top Photo), Venny Etienne, Renee Hill, Hester Sunshine and Johan "Sebastian" Grey (Middle Photo), and Venny Etienne, Renee Hill and Hester Sunshine (Lower Photo), at the Georgian Ballroom, Langham Huntington Hotel Pasadena

At the end...
It's a Wrap!--All the dress forms/mannequins in the trunk of car...and in case you were wondering, I have a back-up camera! 

Click HERE for the TRAILER of Bravo's Season 17 of "Project Runway":
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RUNWAY REPORT.....Paris Haute Couture 2019: Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring 2019

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RUNWAY REPORT.....Paris Haute Couture 2019: Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring 2019

Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2019

WHAT: Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2019.

INSPIRATION: Elie Saab said that the collection was this: “It’s a dream of luminous mermaids emerging from the waves and promenading along the sea.” This inspiration came across through folded drapes and pleats that mirrored the waves of the sea; luminous sequined fabrications that looked like liquid gold and silver as they were cut on the bias; hand-sewn applique embroidered swimsuits (Beaded Swimsuits anyone??); coral-like lace on nude netting...lots of gorgeous red carpet-perfect designs.

COLLECTION HIGHLIGHTS:
 Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2019

 Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2019

 Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2019

 Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2019

 Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2019

 Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2019

 Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2019

 Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2019

 Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2019

 Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2019

 Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2019

 Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2019

 Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2019

Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2019

Click below to watch Elie Saab Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2019 show:

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