Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Emmy-nominated Feud: Bette and Joan TV costumes on display...

In the first season of anthology series Feud, which was subtitled Bette and Joan, Susan Sarandon and Jessica Lange played legendary Hollywood rivals Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. The eight episode season chronicled the backstage tensions between the aging actresses during and after the production of the 1962 film What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Original costumes from Feud: Bette and Joan
Feud Bette and Joan costumes
Feud Bette and Joan costumes
Feud Bette and Joan costumes
Feud Bette and Joan TV costumes
Feud Bette Joan costume exhibit
This display of glamorous Emmy-nominated costumes from the TV show were photographed on display at Downtown L.A.'s FIDM Museum on August 23, 2017.

The series earned each of the lead actresses an Emmy nomination, plus sixteen further nominations, including for period costume design.

Feud: Bette and Joan TV billboard
Lou Eyrich was Costume Designer, with Hannah Jacobs Assistant Costume Designer and Katie Saunders Costume Supervisor on the series.

Lou Eyrich was also Costume Designer on several other Ryan Murphy shows, so be sure to also enjoy her American Horror Story costumes and these Scream Queens costumes.

Costumes worn by Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis
in Feud: Bette and Joan
Susan Sarandon Feud Bette Davis gown
Susan Sarandon Feud Bette Davis costume
Susan Sarandon Feud Bette Davis costume
In the show Susan Sarandon played the legendary 'Bette Davis', known for such classic feature films as All About Eve, Now, Voyager, The Letter and Jezebel, who was nominated for an Academy Award for her role as the demented sister, 'Baby Jane Hudson', in What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?

Fans of Susan Sarandon can also check out her evil Queen Narissa costume from 2007's Enchanted.

Costumes worn by Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford
in Feud: Bette and Joan
Jessica Lange Feud Joan Crawford gown
Jessica Lange Feud Joan Crawford costume
Jessica Lange Feud Joan Crawford costume
Jessica Lange Feud Joan Crawford gown
In the series Jessica Lange stars as 'Joan Crawford', famously known for roles in films like Possessed, Mildred Pierce, Flamingo Road and The Women, who was jealous of Joan's Oscar nomination and offered to accept the award if any of the other nominees won and couldn't attend, which she did for the winner Anne Bancroft.

Costume worn by Judy Davis as Hedda Hopper
in Feud: Bette and Joan
Judy Davis Feud Bette Joan Hedda Hopper costume
Judy Davis Feud Hedda Hopper costume
Former actress 'Hedda Hopper' was also an infamous gossip columnist in Hollywood writing for the Los Angeles Times from 1938 and in Feud she was played by Judy Davis who received an Supporting Actress Emmy nomination for the role.

Helen Mirren also played the notorious writer in 2015's Trumbo, so be sure to also check out her Hedda Hopper film costumes.

Feud: Bette and Joan TV billboard
But the series: Feud Season 1

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