Just in time for the Oscars, check out who wore what, not on the red carpet but in the nominated films at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising's 19th annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibit. The institute's collection holds more than 12,000 costumes, accessories and textiles from the history of film and theater, from the 18th century onward, and this year's Academy Awards showcase features actual outfits worn onscreen in The King's Speech, True Grit, Alice in Wonderland, The Kids Are All Right, The Tempest and many more films of 2010, plus a tribute to last year's Academy Award winner for Best Costume, The Young Victoria. It's almost like meeting the stars themselves, without the paparazzi or restraining orders. Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, 919 S. Grand Ave., dwntwn.; Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; thru April 30 (closed April 22-25); free. (213) 623-5821, FIDMmuseum.org.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: March 2. Continues through April 30, 2011