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August 28, 2006
Flights of fashion


If you're planning on one last summer-vacation jaunt to L.A. between now and Sept. 9 and you already know you're gonna get sick of hanging with the Pirates of the Caribbean or climbing Magic Mountain, then here's an alternative: the FIDM Museum & Galleries' exhibition titled "The Outstanding Art of Television Costume Design."

Even though I watched the fashion parade before and during Sunday night's Emmy Awards (see my fashion wrap-up here), I still haven't had enough of all things television, especially when it comes to what the stars are/were wearing - either on the red carpet or on screen.

The L.A. exhibit is the first of its kind, honoring 40 years of TV costuming. And that doesn't include "F Troop." What you will see are such exhibits as designer Bob Mackie's "Starlett in Went With the Wind" as seen on "The Carol Burnett Show" (shown above). No one looked more dapper - Western-style - than Robert Conrad as James T. West in "The Wild Wild West." And, of course, it's worth the trip just to check out the shoulder pads worn by Linda Evans and Joan Collins in "Dynasty," courtesy of designer Nolan Miller.

Plus, see styles from "Falcon Crest," "Moonlighting" and "The Sonny and Cher Show" as well as more recent TV shows like "Desperate Housewives," "Six Feet Under" and "Cold Case."

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