An illustration of Walter Plunkett’s design for Elizabeth Taylor in MGM’s 1957 film “Raintree County”

An illustration of Walter Plunkett’s design for Elizabeth Taylor in MGM’s 1957 film “Raintree County”

COSTUME DESIGN

FIDM Exhibition Showcases Fashion Sketches From Hollywood’s Golden Age

The art of fashion illustration and Hol­lywood's Golden Age will meet at the Fashion Institute of Design & Mer­chandising's Museum & Galleries in an exhibition titled "Designing Hollywood: Sketches from the Christian Esquevin Collection."

More than 100 original costume sketch­es collected by Christian Esquevin, author of "Adrian: Silver Screen to Custom Label," will be featured as well as rare studio wardrobe material and film costumes from FIDM's collection.

The exhibit will showcase illustrations of work by iconic costume designers such as Gilbert Adrian, Edith Head and William Travilla, worn by stars such as Elizabeth Taylor, Charlton Heston and Ginger Rogers.

The exhibition is free and runs from June 11 to Nov. 1. For more information, visit www.fidm.edu.Alison A. Nieder

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