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An exhibition not to be missed: Jubilee: Dressing the Monarchy on Stage and Screen at the Fashion Museum, Bath

One of the lovely On Screen Fashion sponsors, the Fashion Museum based in the stunning City of Bath has one heck of an exhibition coming up which many of you costume loving, fashion in film and television obsessed are bound to enjoy. So that’s what I’m doing, I’m here to tell you a little about it and why you should pop down to the fantastic venue and gain an insight into some of history’s most loved costumes.

Jubilee: Dressing the Monarchy on Stage and Screen which starts next month on the 17th July until the 2nd September is causing a lot of excitement and is likely to see many attend. According to the press release  – “The exhibition traces the progression of the British monarchy since King Edgar was crowned in Bath Abbey in 973 until the present day and the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II” which noticeably has a strong historical connection to Bath itself, how very charming!

Our Kings and Queens have been portrayed by artists and writers, poets, playwrights and filmmakers – a particularly obvious yet popular example is the works of Shakespeare. The exhibition looks at over 50 costumes from stage, film and television productions that have represented the monarchy – the recent jubilee craze is continuing on Bennett Street in Bath throughout the summer, why not come and join in the patriotic fun?

Expect to see an impressive selection of costumes from the entertainment industry including those seen on Helen Mirren in The Queen, Colin Firth and Helena Bonham Carter’s extraordinary costumes from The Kings Speech and James Fox’s costume from the recent romantic-drama, W.E.

You can download a full list of the featured costumes on the Fashion Museum website here.

It’s such an exciting exhibition and I’ll be writing more in depth about it in a matter of weeks for you all but I do hope that you can see for yourself over the summer period all of the fashion treasures that the lovely people at the museum are putting on display.

Find out more information on the website and follow the Fashion Museum on Twitter for updates at the run up to the opening night and during the exhibition once it’s opened to the public.

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14th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards

Last night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, the 14th Annual Costume Designers Guild Awards were hosted by no other than Sue Sylvester… I mean Jane Lynch, The Guild handed out awards for outstanding costume design in seven categories including films, television and commercials:

The winners are shown in bold.

Excellence in Contemporary Film:

“Bridesmaids” – Leesa Evans and Christine Wada

“The Descendants” – Wendy Chuck

“Drive” – Erin Benach

“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” – Trish Summerville

“Melancholia” – Manon Rasmussen

Excellence in Period Film:

“The Artist” – Mark Bridges

“Jane Eyre ” – Michael O’Connor

“The Help” – Sharen Davis

“Hugo” – Sandy Powell

“W.E.” – Arianne Phillips

Excellence in Fantasy Film:

“Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2” – Jany Temime

“Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” – Penny Rose

“Red Riding Hood” – Cindy Evans

“Thor” – Alexandra Byrne

“X-Men: First Class” – Sammy Sheldon

Outstanding Made for Television Movie or Miniseries:

“Downton Abbey” – Susannah Buxton

“The Kennedys” – Christopher Hargadon

“Mildred Pierce” – Ann Roth

Outstanding Contemporary Television Series:

“Glee” – Lou Eyrich and Jennifer Eve

“Modern Family” – Alix Friedberg

“Revenge” – Jill Ohanneson

“Saturday Night Live” – Tom Broecker and Eric Justian

“Sons of Anarchy” – Kelli Jones

Outstanding Period/Fantasy Television Series:

“Boardwalk Empire” – John A. Dunn and Lisa Padovani

“The Borgias” – Gabriella Pescucci

“Game of Thrones” – Michele Clapton

“Once Upon Time” – Eduardo Castro

“Pan Am (Series)” – Ane Crabtree

Excellence in Commercial Costume Design:

Carl’s Jr.: “Miss Turkey” – Francine Lecoultre

Dos Equis: “The Most Interesting Man in the World” – Julie Vogel

Swiffer: “Country Dirt Cowgirl” – Roseanne Fiedler

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