Take a Day Off for Fashion, Gems and Books

  • April 19, 2013 · 2:00 PM
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Please Note: I am hosting this event for both Gay Foodies and Pleasure Palate. When you arrive at FIDM, call me at:[masked]

I took an extra day off from work to recover from my trip to Vegas and the Grand Canyon. But I figure I can handle a half day of exploring Downtown LA. We will start by seeing the Oscar fashion exhibit at one of my favorite FREE admission museums in LA: the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising.

The current exhibit ends in April, so we will see it before it closes.

Photo from the 20th Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition

Since its inception in 1992, the Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition has honored the incredible work of costume designers in the film industry. Now in its 21st year, the 2013 exhibition will feature costumes from selected 2012 films, including all five Academy Award® nominees for best Costume Design. Including costumes from A Royal AffairAnna KareninaArgo,Django UnchainedHitchcockLes MisérablesLincolnMirror MirrorSkyfallSnow White and the Huntsman, and other films, the exhibition will offer visitors a close-up view of the costumer’s art.

After FIDM, we will head over to ZZyzx Gallery of Natural Science. This boutique store is almost like a museum in terms of how they display their wares and the unique items they carry.

Their address is: 111 W 7th St
Los Angeles, CA 90014

Our third stop and probably last stop will be the Last Bookstore, which not only is a great independent bookstore in itself, but also has a bunch of cool literary related scupltures to admire.

The address for the Last Bookstore is: 453 S Spring St
Los Angeles, CA 90013

 

If I still have the energy left in me, we can have dinner at a reasonably priced restaurant in the DTLA area before checking out one of the Chinatown art galleries.

 

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