This post is about another exhibit at the Bowers: "CUT! Costume and the Cinema". I was lucky enough to make it to see this exhibition before it leaves. (March 10, 2013 is the last day - so hurry if you live in Orange County.)
All the costumes were GOR-GEOUS, but I was most excited to see the gowns designed for films based on some of my favorite classic literature. Take a look (and don't miss the children's book at the end of this post)...
|Kate Winslet wore this dressing gown in Finding Neverland,|
a movie based on the life of J.M. Barrie, author of Peter Pan.
|Here's a view of the back (and you can barely see the|
exhibit hall we just came from with the Maurice Sendak art!)
|The lovely taupe colored gown in the middle with all the ruching is from|
Miss Potter, a film about Beatrix Potter, starring Renee Zellweger.
|Look at these quaint "underpinnings".|
We ended our day at the Museum Gift Shop, full of great books...history and art books, picture books, pop-up books, and sticker books...
|Children's section of the giftshop.|
Here's a fun sticker book about costumes I found on the bookshelves. It's from Usborne, a publishing company that specializes in non-fiction books that are fun and fact-filled. This book, Clothes & Fashion Sticker Book, would be sure to delight any child who is interested in costumes, design, or paper dolls (for ages 5 and up).
Well, I hope you liked my little tour. And check back soon for my post about the Maurice Sendak exhibit at the Bowers (it will be there until April 28, 2013).