Disney’s Alice In Wonderland Exhibition at the Los Angeles Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
In celebration of the Blu-Ray and DVD release of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland (on DVD and Blu-Ray today!), Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment, in partnership with Disney Consumer Products, opened a first-of-its-kind Alice In Wonderland Exhibition at the galleries of Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles on May 27th.
The exhibition includes Colleen Atwood’s original costume designs from the movie, including Johnny Depp’s original Mad Hatter fighter garment, several of Mia Wasikowska’s Alice dresses and Helena Bonham Carter’s Red Queen Dress. The exhibit also has the “Edgier Side of Alice” inspired clothing and products by Sue Wong, Tom Binns, Avril Lavigne and by several Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising grads and more.
The night before that the Alice in Wonderland Exhibit opend, they hosted an opening gala with a very couture mindset and naturally with a runway show of Alice in Wonderland couture.
A couture gown inspired by the Cheshire Cat, by FIDM Fashion Designer Kapasa Musonda.
Colleen Atwood, who is the brilliant Academy Award® winning designer who dressed the Alice in Wonderland cast (she won the Academy Award® for Best Costume Design for Chicago in 2002) was in the opening gala along with Nick Verreos, the star of Project Runway and Kerli, the singer/songwriter of “Strange” and “Tea Party”, from Alice in Wonderland’s soundtrack.
Couture gowns inspired by Tweedledee and Tweedledum, by FIDM Fashion Designer, Natalia Romano.
The opening night gala featured a fashion show of Alice in Wonderland inspired red carpet gown couture by FIDM grads and a special live performance by Kerli – and of course the first peak of the Alice in Wonderland exhibit.
Nick Verreos and model in couture gown inspired by the Red Queen by FIDM Fashion Designer Clay Sadler
A couture gown inspired by the Mad Hatter, by FIDM Fashion Designer Angela Avanesyan.