FIDM Gets the Emmys

First it went to the movies, then it went to the stars, now the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is preparing to enter the world of television.

FIDM and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences have announced plans to jointly present “The Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design,” an exhibit saluting the 2005–06 Emmy nominations.

To be held July 10–Sept. 9 at the FIDM Museum & Galleries at the design school’s downtown Los Angeles campus, the exhibit will include more than 100 costumes and props from popular television shows. Nominees for the Emmy Awards for Outstanding Costume Design will be announced in July; the winners in the 11 costume-design categories will be announced at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Creative Arts Emmy Awards on Aug. 19.

FIDM is currently preparing its 14th annual “Art of Motion Picture Costume Design Exhibition,” which is set to open Feb. 6 at the Museum & Galleries. The museum’s last costume exhibit, “Dressing a Galaxy: The Costumes of Star Wars,” ended in December. But photos and information from the show, which was presented in partnership with “Star Wars” creator George Lucas’ Lucasfilm Ltd., are available on the FIDM Web site, —Erin Barajas