Thursday, January 19, 2017

11.22.63 TV costumes on display...

On the eve of the U.S. Presidential Inauguration it seems timely to share these costumes from Hulu's 11.22.63 TV mini-series revolving around the assassination of JFK. The eight-episode science fiction thriller is based on the 2011 Stephen King novel 11/22/63 and stars James Franco as 'Jake Epping', a Maine English teacher who has the chance to travel back in time to 1963 and try and prevent the murder of the Robert F. Kennedy, the 35th President of the United States.

Original costumes from 11.22.63
112263 TV series costumes
11 22 63 TV costumes
James Franco 112263 Jake Epping costume
Sarah Gadon 11 22 63 Sadie Dunhill costume
112263 Hulu series costumes
Deanna Cahill 112263 Jackie Kennedy costume
112263 Jackie Kennedy pink outfit
Sarah Gadon 112263 Sadie Dunhill costume
James Franco 11 22 63 Jake Epping suit
112263 Jake Epping costume
Original 112263 TV costumes
Roland Sanchez was Costume Designer on this original Hulu series set in 1960s America, whilst Rachel Archer was Assistant Costume Designer and Leslie Sungail was Costume Supervisor on the show. This costume display was photographed on August 9, 2016 as part of Downtown L.A.'s FIDM Museum's 10th annual Art of TV Costume Design exhibition.

Be sure to compare this version of Jackie Kennedy's iconic pink outfit to the film costume worn by Natalie Portman in Jackie.

11.22.63 TV billboard
112263 Hulu TV series billboard
Buy the series: 11.22.63
Buy the book that inspired the TV show: 11/22/63: A Novel

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

20th Century Women movie costumes on display...

In the coming-of-age drama 20th Century Women, Annette Bening is a mother who enlists the help of two young women to help her son through his teenage years in Santa Barbara, California in the late 1970s.

Original 20th Century Women film costumes
20th Century Women film costume exhibit
20th Century Women movie costumes
20th Century Women film costumes
20th Century Women movie costume exhibit
These 70s-inspired costumes designed Jennifer Johnson and worn by Greta Gerwig, Annette Bening and Elle Fanning were photographed on display at ArcLight Hollywood cinema on January 14, 2017.

20th Century Women movie billboard
20th Century Women film billboard
Like 2010's Beginners based on his dad coming out in later life, this comedy-drama is based on writer and director Mike Mills own childhood with his mother and sister in California.

Abbie costume worn by Greta Gerwig
in 20th Century Women
Greta Gerwig 20th Century Women Abbie film costume
Greta Gerwig 20th Century Women Abbie costume
Abbie 20th Century Women movie costume
Abbie 20th Century Women film costume
20th Century Women Abbie jacket
Greta Gerwig 20th Century Women Abbie movie costume
'Abbie' is a sophisticated, punkish photographer and one of the artistic misfits living at Dorothea's sprawling, crumbling house, who feels stifled by living in Santa Barbara after having lived in New York City.

Dorothea costume worn by Annette Bening
in 20th Century Women
Annette Bening 20th Century Women Dorothea movie costume
20th Century Women Dorothea costume
Dorothea movie costume 20th Century Women
Annette Bening 20th Century Women Dorothea film costume
Annette Bening plays the eccentric Birkenstock-wearing single mother of 15-year-old 'Jamie' (played by Lucas Jade Zumann) who works in technical draftsmanship, who is anxious about her son's future.

Fans of the actress can also take a look at Annette Bening's film costume in The Kids Are All Right.

Julie costume worn by Elle Fanning
in 20th Century Women
Elle Fanning 20th Century Women Julie film costume
Julie movie costume 20th Century Women
20th Century Women Julie film costume
Elle Fanning 20th Century Women Julie movie costume
Jamie is besotted with his provocative friend 'Julie', two years older than him and inclined to climb through his window and sleep in the same bed with him at night, whilst also going to teenage therapy sessions.

Fans of Elle Fanning can also check out her movie costume in Super 8.

Plus for more 70s film fashion, enjoy these American Hustle movie costumes and also these TV costumes from HBO's Vinyl series.

20th Century Women movie billboard
20th Century Women movie billboard
Buy the movie soundtrack: 20th Century Women: Music From The Motion Picture

Monday, January 16, 2017

Hidden Figures movie costumes on display...

You can tell it's award season in L.A. when a constant flow of movie costume exhibits continue to grace local cinemas to garner support and enthusiasm for award winners and potential nominees, like with this fab costume exhibit for Hidden Figures. The biopic is based on the book by Margot Lee Shetterly and tells the true story of the black women working at NASA providing essential mathematical data that helped with astronaut John Glenn's Project Mercury space mission in 1962.

Original film costumes from Hidden Figures
Hidden Figures movie costume exhibit
Octavia Spencer Hidden Figures movie costume
Taraji P Henson Hidden Figures film costume
Janelle Monae Hidden Figures movie costume
Hidden Figures film costumes
These costumes worn by Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monáe and designed by Renee Ehrlich Kalfus for the movie were photographed on display at ArcLight Hollywood cinema on January 14, 2017.

Hidden Figures movie billboard
Hidden Figures movie billboard
In the movie Taraji P. Henson plays 'Katherine Johnson', a mathematical genius and widowed mother of three who works in the segregated West Area Computers division with her female colleagues at Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia.

Katherine Johnson costume worn by Taraji P. Henson
in Hidden Figures
Taraji P Henson Hidden Figures Katherine Johnson film costume
Hidden Figures Katherine Johnson dress
Taraji P Henson Hidden Figures Katherine Johnson costume
As a human 'computer', she becomes the first African-American woman on the NASA team trying to work out the mathematical equations and trajectories to help the Americans beat the Russians into space, whilst battling against prejudice and sexism from her co-workers.

Dorothy Vaughan costume worn by Octavia Spencer
in Hidden Figures
Octavia Spencer Hidden Figures Dorothy Vaughan film costume
Hidden Figures Dorothy Vaughan costume brooch
Octavia Spencer Hidden Figures Dorothy Vaughan movie costume
Octavia Spencer plays 'Dorothy Vaughan', an informal supervisor of the Computers division, who feels she should be promoted, paid equally for her work and not discriminated against for the colour of her skin. She also realises that with the installation of a massive IBM computer that technology will soon change the way her team of female 'computers' work, making them obsolete if they don't learn new skills, like FORTRAN how to use the IBM machine.

Mary Jackson costume worn by Janelle Monáe
in Hidden Figures
Janelle Monáe Hidden Figures Mary Jackson film costume
Mary Jackson Hidden Figures movie costume
Hidden Figures Mary Jackson costume glove
Janelle Monáe Hidden Figures Mary Jackson movie costume
Janelle Monáe stars as aspiring engineer 'Mary Jackson', who challenges state laws and fights the system of all-white education to attend night classes to get her engineering degree.

If you like these outfits and are interested in films about the Civil Rights movement and racial inequality, you may also want to check out these movie costumes from Selma and these Loving film costumes on display.

With the current state of the world and U.S. politics, there's never been a better time for a historical film about female and racial empowerment and equality, and this was one of my favourite films of 2016 (I saw it on New Year's Eve).

Happy Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Hidden Figures movie costume exhibit 
UPDATED: Here's also a photograph of the costume exhibit moved to a different part of the cinema's foyer at the beginning of February, 2017.

Hidden Figures movie poster
Hidden Figures movie poster
Learn more about the true story: Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race

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