Thursday, June 11, 2009

Wizard of Oz Ruby Slipper Exhibit at FIDM Museum

This will be a very short blog posting, as the Ruby Slipper Exhibit that opened today at the FIDM Museum is only there for 10 days closing on June 21, 2009. This Wizard of Oz related exhibit which has been travelling around the country for the last 6 months is nearing its end. The exhibit itself is contained in 2 rooms in which Warner Bros. Consumer Products asked some of the best designers around to design their own Ruby Red Slipper for this exhibition to promote the 70th Birthday DVD and Blu-Ray editions of Wizard of Oz that is scheduled for release on September 29, 2009. In addition, you will find the four finalist from a FIDM student competition for a dress inspired by the movie. The winning FIDM dress and designer gets to go to New York for the Ruby Slipper Exhbit's next stop.

I had a chance to attend the opening gala of the exhibit and here is a link to all of the pictures I took that night. Towering over FIDM that night was a hot air balloon promoting Wizard of Oz. The FIDM Museum is open until 9 pm on the monthly Downtown Art Walk night which is on Thursday, June 11. 2009. I have been told that there will be a shuttle connecting the Historic Downtown part of the Art Walk to FIDM and the 7th/Fig Shopping Center. You can also check out the latest hot restaurant in Downtown LA after visiting FIDM by walking the two blocks over to Bottega Louie which is at 7th and Grand.


justjenz said...

What a cool exhibit to have so close to home! I am a huge Wizard of Oz fan and hoping to design one day too! Looking at design schools right now and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising is by far my top choice. It is awesome to see a school give their students great opportunites to design and be a part of something this big! I would love to design a dress for an event like this! More reason to visit to get more information about the FIDM programs and especially before the exhibit is over!

la office space said...

I'm so excited. The Wizard of Oz is one of those films that stands the test of time. FIDM has taken an original approach with this great event.