Re-Creative Jewelry for The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design
For the past several years I have had the pleasure working with Larry McQueen, owner of the Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design.
This collection of film costumes is one of the finest private collections of its kind in the world and consists of costumes worn in films from 1920 to present. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, The Los Angeles Museum of Art, The Victoria and Albert Museum just to name a few. He is an amazing curator and collector!
The following post covers the projects that we created together. Each project shows the initial image from the film, the completed re-creative jewelry and the final project on exhibit.
Our fourth project with Larry McQueen was for the cult classic film Valley of the Dolls. This movie was based on the novel by the same name written by Jacqueline Susan. Here are a few comments from Mr. McQueen regarding the project.
Working with Larry McQueen, who is the owner of The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design, has been a great experience for me. Together we have been bringing to life jewelry worn in films from the golden age of cinema.
He has a beautiful collection of Hollywood costumes made for the motion picture industry by top designers like Adrian and Banton. Mr. McQueen has a story to tell. Not only does he appreciate the designer and the exquisite costumes but he also respects the artist that made them.
Here are a few costumes from The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design.
Museum of Biblical Art- New York, New York
February 6, 2009- May 17, 2009
Piece shown in photo: Nina Foch, “The Ten Commandments,” Paramount, 1956, Edith Head
Oklahoma City Museum of Art- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
May 5, 2010 – August 15, 2010
Pieces shown in photo: Julie Andrews, “Thoroughly Modern Millie,” Universal, 1967, Designed by Jean Louis & Marianne McAndrew “Hello Dolly” 20th Century Fox, 1969, Designed by Irene Sharaff