Costume college: day 2 – Collections Tour (part one)
The limited tour was well worth the trip. We all hopped on a bus to go to Western costume.
I am told it is a common for people to be finishing gowns while they are here. All in anticipation of to wearing a new gown Saturday night at the big Gala event. Boy I can feel the Gala will be a sight to behold. I won’t be able to put the camera down! Me though, I didn’t make a new gown.
Back to the trip at hand though. Upon our arrival I started to realize just how big the facility is. Just check out these racks of clothing:
We all trundled upstairs to start the tour up in the Library:
Being surrounded by many costuming related books, many that I had never seen before was rather exciting. I wandered away from the group and started shooting book bindings with some weird idea I’d zoom in and research what books I was missing out on. Good thought perhaps but really there were too many shelves to even know where to begin so I took a few shots and moved on or I’d be left behind. I was really wanting to peek at ISBN numbers on some!
Large boards with research for different movies:
The researcher who started the tour was lovely and showed us books of research for different movies as well as discussed the process they go through when a movie or play is in the beginning stages… when everyone is dreamy eyed, full of hope and not thinking about budgets yet! From there everything gets pulled back to reality and gets adjusted. But that initial research and all the potential decisions, to me, seems quite overwhelming – to costume and entire movie??? I wouldn’t know where to start.