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Dressing up for Oscar -- Art of Motion Picture Costume Design

17th annual event runs through March 29 at FIDM

Posted: February 19, 2009 2:52 p.m.
Updated: February 20, 2009 6:00 a.m.

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The only place in the world where you can see costumes nominated for an Academy Award is at FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in downtown Los Angeles.

The nominees for Best Costume Design at the 81st annual Academy Awards are: "Australia" (20th Century Fox), Catherine Martin; "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" (Paramount and Warner Bros.), Jacqueline West; "The Duchess" (Paramount Vantage, Pathé and BBC Films), Michael O'Connor; "Milk" (Focus Features), Danny Glicker; and "Revolutionary Road" (DreamWorks, Distributed by Paramount Vantage), Albert Wolsky.

Among the designs on display at FIDM through March 29 are those from "Milk," "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" and "The Duchess."

A host of other costumes are also on display from "Appaloosa," "Changeling," "The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian," "The Dark Knight," "Doubt," "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," "The Love Guru," "Mamma Mia!," "Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day," "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor," "The Other Boleyn Girl," "Speed Racer," "The Spiderwick Chronicles," "The Spirit," "Superhero Movie," "Valkyrie," "Tropic Thunder," "The House bunny" and "The Fall."

Also on display are costumes from "Elizabeth: The Golden Age" - the winner of Best Costume Design at the 80th annual Academy Awards.


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