Tuesday, June 24, 2014

FIDM MUSEUM.....The "Designing Hollywood: Sketches from the Christian Esquevin Collection" Costume Sketch Exhibition, A BLOG RECAP!




Sketch Fab: Nick Verreos--"Designing Hollywood: Sketches from the Christian Esquevin Collection" Exhibition FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum



Last week, I had the pleasure of visiting the new "Designing Hollywood: Sketches from the Christian Esquevin Collection" Exhibition at the FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum. The exhibition features over 100 original sketches and wardrobe pieces from top costume designers such as Gilbert Adrian, Edith Head and William Travilla.






Exhibit Pose--Nick Verreos at the "Designing Hollywood: Sketches from the Christian Esquevin Collection" Exhibition FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum



Esquevin, who is Director of Library Services at the Coronado Public Library and has been collecting original Hollywood costume sketches for over 25 years. He inherited some  costume sketches from his great aunt who worked in wardrobe at the RKO as well as other studios.

I LOVE this new exhibition for many reasons: I am a big fan of Hollywood, costumes and more importantly, fashion sketches. I still hand-sketch EVERY design I come up with and therefore I love and respect vintage fashion illustrations and sketches and particularly, ones referring to Hollywood...






David Paul and Nick Verreos--"Designing Hollywood: Sketches from the Christian Esquevin Collection" Exhibition FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum









Here are photo examples of some of the FABULOUS costume sketches:




"Designing Hollywood: Sketches from the Christian Esquevin Collection" Exhibition FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum








Sketch by Donna Peterson of Goldie Hawn in "Foul Play"--"Designing Hollywood: Sketches from the Christian Esquevin Collection" Exhibition FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum








William Travilla sketch of  actress Sharon Tate playing "Jennifer North" in "Valley of the Dolls"--"Designing Hollywood: Sketches from the Christian Esquevin Collection" Exhibition FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum








Norma Koch Sketch of Diana Ross in "Lady Sings The Blues"--"Designing Hollywood: Sketches from the Christian Esquevin Collection" Exhibition FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum








William Travilla costume sketch--"Designing Hollywood: Sketches from the Christian Esquevin Collection" Exhibition FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum








Walter Plunkett sketch--"Designing Hollywood: Sketches from the Christian Esquevin Collection" Exhibition FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum






Bill Thomas Sketch of Shirley Jones from "Never Steal Anything Small"--"Designing Hollywood: Sketches from the Christian Esquevin Collection" Exhibition FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Museum





WHAT: 

"Designing Hollywood: Sketches from the Christian Esquevin Collection" Exhibition

Iconic Hollywood Costume Sketches Exhibit



WHERE:

FIDM Museum & Galleries

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising

919 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90015, Ground Floor, Park side



WHEN:

Exhibit runs from June 11-November 1, 2014

10am-5pm Tuesday-Saturday (Closed Sunday, Monday)

Free to the public

For More Info. --Click HERE