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'Hollywood Costume' exhibition gets a fashion welcome

'Hollywood Costume' exhibition gets a fashion welcome

Curator, author and UCLA David C. Copley Center for the Study of Costume Design founder Deborah Nadoolman Landis is adamant that costume design is not fashion. (Costume design is about bringing a story to life, she likes to say, and fashion is about aesthetics and identity).

But the two worlds came together ‎Wednesday for a luncheon celebrating the new "Hollywood Costume" exhibition at the May Co. building, future home of the Academy Museum of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, opening in 2017.

And indeed, the world of film has fashion designer Diane von Furstenberg to thank, in part, for highlighting the value of the May Co. space with her incredibly popular...

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