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Emmy Costumes Go on Display

Outfits From Some of the Hottest Shows on TV Go On Display at a Downtown Museum to Honor this years Emmy®-Nominated Costume Designers and Costume Supervisors

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    If the designer who puts the clothes on the backs of the actors in your favorite is doing his or her job just right, one of two things will happen. Either you won't notice a thing, or you will notice everything.

    When the clothes become part of a "wow" of a show it's usually a period piece. The costumes tell their own story, or at the very least, they help to tell the story. True and authentic, if not to the history, then to the director's vision.

    "The costume helps to create the character, and when the film or the television show is seamless then everyone's done the right job," according to Barbara Bundy, Fashion Institute Design & Merchandising Acting Director.

    So, of course, where fashion is first and forward at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, the Emmy®-Nominated Costumes of this years award show are on display. Celebrated for what they are, even if in some cases what they are, is what they are not.

    "If you are truly a costume historian you kind of shiver because it has the feeling of the period, but it's not true to the period. It moves along with the story, which also takes great liberties," according to Barbara Bundy, Fashion Institute Design & Merchandising Acting Director.

    Dozens of outfits from some of the hottest shows on TV will go on display at a downtown museum in order to honor this years Emmy®-nominated Costume Designers and Costume Supervisors at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.

    The exhibition is free to the public, at the FIDM/Fashion Institute Design & Merchandising Museum & Galleries in Downtown Los Angeles, at 919 S. Grand Avenue at the corner of Grand & 9th Street.

    The exhibition will be open Tuesday - Saturday, starting Tuesday, July 27 and running through Saturday, Sept. 4, 2010.