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California design school to host Alice in Wonderland exhibition

on Monday,May 24,2010 23:05

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In an effort to inspire creativity among budding designers, the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) is bringing its students down the rabbit hole.

Beginning this week, costumes, sketches, accessories and other articles used in Tim Burton's Alice in Wonderland will be on display at the school's Museum and Galleries. The one-of-a-kind exhibit will feature the work of Colleen Atwood, Sue Wong and Tim Brinn.

Among the most notable displays will be Johnny Depp's Mad Hatter fighter costume, a gown worn by Helena Bonham Carter's Red Queen and several outfits that were worn by Mia Wasikowska, who played Alice in the film.

In preparation for the event, students at the fashion design program at the school's four campuses across California were challenged to design costumes using the movie as inspiration under the supervision of professor and fashion mentor Nick Verreos. Their creations will also be featured in the exhibit.

The free exhibition of pieces from the movie and student designs will be open from May 27 to September 30.

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