Thursday, August 22, 2019

Emmy-nominated Pose season 1 TV costumes on display...

Congratulations to FX's queer ball culture drama, Pose, for being nominated for six Emmys for its debut season, including for Outstanding Period Costumes. Set in late 1980s New York City, the drama follows the lives of the LGBTQ people of colour who are part of the ball culture scene, especially the 'Mothers' and their 'Houses' where gay and transgender youth find their chosen family and are allowed to express their true identities in dance, fashion and performance. The 80s drama boasts the most transgender and gay cast members on a primetime drama, plus includes a diverse writing, production and directing staff.

Emmy-nominated Pose season one costumes
Dominique Jackson Pose season 1 Elektra gold gown
MJ Rodriguez Pose season 1 Blanca gown
Ryan Jamaal Swain Pose season 1 Damon costume
Billy Porter Pose season 1 Pray Tell costume
Pose season 1 Pray Tell Angel costumes
Pose season 1 TV costumes
Pose season 1 costumes
This assortment of costumes from the groundbreaking FX show were photographed on display at Downtown L.A.'s FIDM Museum as part of the 13th Art of Television Costume Design Exhibition on August 20, 2019.

Lou Eyrich and Analucia McGorty were Costume Designers on the drama, with Amy Ritchings as Assistant Costume Designer and Kevin Ritter as Costume Supervisor.

Costume worn by Dominique Jackson
as Elektra in Pose
Dominique Jackson Pose season 1 Elektra gold gown
Dominique Jackson Pose season 1 Elektra gold costume
Pose season 1 Elektra gold gown
Pose season 1 Elektra gold costume detail
Elektra costume Pose season 1
Elektra gold costume Pose season 1
Elektra Pose season 1 gold costume
Transgender actress Dominique Jackson plays 'Elektra', the mother of the House of Abundance and reigning queen of the ballroom community in the first season. She brings the drama and excitement to the ball scene with expensive looks, using money from being a kept woman to maintain her lifestyle.

Costume worn by MJ Rodriguez
as Blanca in Pose
Blanca costume detail Pose season 1
Blanca Pose season 1 earrings and headdress
MJ Rodriguez pose season 1 Blanca costume
MJ Rodriguez plays transgender woman 'Blanca Rodriguez', house daughter of Elektra who sets up her own House of Evangelista, who is also HIV positive. Without the finances of her former mother, working as a beautician she has to work harder on her ball looks and style.

She takes the homeless, gay teenager and aspiring dancer 'Damon Richards' (played by Ryan Jamaal Swain) under her wing and into her house.

Costume worn by Billy Porter
as Pray Tell in Pose
Billy Porter Pose season 1 Pray Tell costume
Pray Tell costume Pose season 1
Pose season 1 Pray Tell Yellow Cab hat
Pose season 1 Pray Tell costume detail
Pose season 1 Pray Tell cat belt buckle
Pose season 1 Pray Tell shoes
Billy Porter Pose Pray Tell TV costume
In the FX series, Billy Porter plays 'Pray Tell', emcee of the ball scene and father-figure to all the children in the community and friend of Blanca.

Costume worn by Indya Moore
as Angel in Pose
Indya Moore Pose season 1 Angel costume
Angel Pose season 1 hat and sunglasses
Angel Pose season 1 costume belt
Pose season 1 Angel costume
Pose season 1 Angel costume boots
Pose season 1 Angel glitter boots
Angel costume Pose season 1
Transgender actress Indya Moore plays 'Angel', a member of the House of Abundance until she joins Blanca's new house. With limited options she resorts to prostitution on the piers and stripping in seedy Times Square, until Blanca encourages her to take a different path.

Stay tuned int he days to come fro more fabulous costumes from this year's television costume exhibition the FIDM Museum & Galleries, including other Emmy-nominated costumes from The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Game of Thrones, Sharp Objects, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Fosse/Verdon, Black-ish, The Masked Singer and Good Omens.

Pose season 1 billboard
Pose season 1 Emmy FYC billboard
Watch the series: Pose season 1

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