Hollywood Costume Exhibit was on exhibit at the historic Wilshire May Company building, the future home for the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Los Angeles. Originally, organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A), this exhibition explores costume design as an important part of cinematic storytelling.

Here are two of our projects on display.

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First is the Carole Lombard’s star sapphire and diamond brooch. Star sapphire and diamond brooch on the beautiful beaded dress worn by Carole Lombard in “My Man Godfrey”

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Close up detail of brooch on the original costume
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Our re-created Carole Lombard’s star sapphire and diamond brooch.
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Studio shot for the movie, My Man Godfrey

Greta Garbo’s pendant from “Queen Christina”.

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Close-up of pendant on the actual costume
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Greta Garbo in the film “Queen Christina” wearing the pendant that we re-created for the exhibit
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At the exhibit


For more design details and notes about the costumes please continue to read the blog.