Thought for a lifetime

Einstein made the very important observation that " Imagination is more important than knowledge ".

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Furtive Photos

The costumes with the giant girl hovering over them are from Alice in Wonderland, which I can't believe I haven't seen yet! I'm certain there were amazing costumes in this fantasy but, the ones displayed were just good.

The costumes from Burlesque were actually quite creative with lots of clever details like the outline of gloved hands on a booty and contrasting knee-high fishnets over fishnet stockings. Between Cher and Christina Aguilera, something tells me the costumes were probably the best thing about the movie and I'll probably never watch it.

The exhibit was an entirely enjoyable experience to see close-up the workmanship in all the costumes. My favorite designer, Sandy Powell, had costumes from three different movies displayed with my favorite being The Tempest. I never even saw the film advertised but, what Ms. Powell did with zippers on the costumes was fantastic! I'm going to see the movie just to see all the costumes.

Overall I was a little disappointed because so many of the costumes were period costumes based in reality. I think designers make the biggest impact with fantasy costumes because money is no limit, just their imaginations.

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