FOX’s dynamic music competition series, The Masked Singer, was an instant hit following its debut earlier this year. The series’s major twist, shrouding its celebrity contestants from head to toe in elaborate costume creations that shielded their identities, caused a nationwide sensation and propelled it to ratings heights and a 2019 Primetime Emmy nomination for Outstanding Costume Design. The Masked Singer’s costumes, including The Peacock, The Rabbit, and The Poodle, are a dazzling synthesis of fashion, fantasy, and expert costume design. Inspired by feature films including Donnie Darko and Edward Scissorhands, four-time Emmy winner Marina Toybina’s fantastical creations are extraordinary in their intricacy, originality, and scale. The exhibit will feature a selection of the series’s most talked-about costume creations, illuminated by photographs, costume sketches, and behind-the-scenes video.
“The Masked Singer is a costume designer’s dream, with ultimate creative freedom to make imaginative and incredibly original pieces,” says costume designer Marina Toybina. “Each costume is both a moving piece of spectacular art and a complete engineering feat—the ability to walk and sing in each one is a must!”
VISITING THE EXHIBIT
July 31 to September 29, 2019
FREE and open to the public. No advance ticketing.
Wednesdays to Sundays, noon to 5:00 pm
Closed Mondays and Tuesdays
The Paley Center for Media in Los Angeles
465 N. Beverly Drive, at S. Santa Monica Blvd.
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