Can’t make it to LA for the 12th Annual Art of Television Costume Design Exhibition? Take our virtual tour of the Outlander Season 3 costume exhibit.
Obsessenachs, if you find yourself in the Los Angeles area, I highly recommend a stop at the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Museum. The FIDM Museum periodically displays arts and textile exhibits that are a visual feast for the eyes. If you get there by October 6, 2018, you’ll find a wonderful Outlander costume treat. In their 12th Annual Art of Television Costume Design Exhibition, the first collection you will encounter is from Outlander Season 3. It’s small, with a heavy dose of Terry Dresbach’s Emmy-nominated creations for Claire. Jamie’s boots are there, though, and they, alone, are worth the trip!
Located near the Staples Center, FIDM is easy to find, just off the 110. Public parking is nearby but neither my friend who went along nor I had driven in LA proper so we used Lyft. Admission is free so you can save your money for the gift shop. There you’l find treasures associated with the current exhibit along with accessories, books and items for the home.
Costume exhibits from other Emmy-nominated shows such as The Crown, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, The Alienist and more were there. But for those of you who can’t make it to Los Angeles within the next month, I offer you a virtual visual tour of Terry Dresbach and team’s gorgeous work on display in the Outlander exhibit…
The Introduction was a work of art in itself. The text, however, was difficult to capture with my iPhone camera, so here’s a transcript:
Quick – name your favorite television show from the past season! Chances are you were struck by how the characters were dressed. Do you remember a sleek contemporary look, a futuristic uniform, or an evocative historic gown? We have costume designers and their teams to thank for creating these lasting impressions.
This year’s exhibition highlights the skills that designers, costumers, wardrobe supervisors, cutters, fitters, and all department crew members have mastered to bring these characters to life. We invite you to explore the stunning variety of costumes from the 2017-2018 television season, including Emmy Award-nominated shows. You just might find a new binge-worth series to love!
I wanted to touch those boots SO badly but, alas, I’m a rule-follower. Taking close-ups did up the heart rate.
Seeing the batsuit in person reminded me of a Terry Dresbach tweet where she said they made multiple copies of the batsuit. She couldn’t remember if it was 10 or 12.
Loved these two “All Debts Paid” costumes. You might remember them from Bree’s graduation and Claire and Frank’s last encounter.
And Frank… oh, Frank. While fan reactions to your continued presence in the show might be mixed, celebrating Terry’s work costuming actor Tobias Menzies found only rousing applause from me.
While Terry did not take home an Emmy this week, she’s set the gold-statue bar high for adoring fans worldwide for her contributions to Outlander.
Hope you enjoyed the tour!
What Outlander costume would you most like to see in person? Which has been your favorite?