Monday, February 20, 2017

Fences movie costumes on display...

I love this time of year in the run up to the Oscars, when there are so many good movies to enjoy before the golden statuettes are handed out. The costumes in the adaptation of August Wilson's Pulitzer Prize-winning stage play Fences may not be nominated for an Academy Award on this occasion, but the film and actors involved are nominated for four Oscars.

Original film costumes from Fences
Fences movie costume exhibit FIDM Museum LA
Viola Davis Denzel Washington Fences movie costumes
Viola Davis Denzel Washington Fences film costumes
Mykelti Williamson Fences Gabriel film costume
Viola Davis Fences Rose Maxson funeral film costume
Jovan Adepo Fences Cory Maxson movie costume
Fences movie costumes
Fences film costumes
The movie is set in 1950s Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and stars Denzel Washington (who also directed the film) as 53-year-old 'Troy Maxson', a trash collector struggling to provide for his family and reconcile his past dreams in Major League Baseball hampered by the colour of his skin, whilst living with and cheating on his wife 'Rose' (Viola Davis) and his aspiring football player son 'Cory' (Jovan Adepo), and looking after his war damaged ex-soldier younger brother 'Gabriel' (Mykelti Williamson).

Former Oscar-nominee Sharen Davis was Costume Designer on this film adaptation of the Broadway play which earned both Denzel Washington and Viola Davis a Tony Award.

These 1950s-inspired costumes were photographed on display at Downtown L.A.'s FIDM Museum on February 8, 2017, as part of the 25th Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition.

Fans of Viola Davis can also check out her Amanda Waller costume from Suicide Squad, whilst admirers of Denzel Washington can take a look at his American Gangster movie costume on display.

Fences movie billboard
Fences movie billboard
Buy the movie: Fences [DVD]
Buy the play the movie is based on: Fences (Movie tie-in)

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