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- Amazing bodysuit donned by Priscilla Presley in Naked Gun 33 1/3 (1994).
- Paramount's New York Street backlot looks so real.
- How good is that floral dress from Wives and Lovers?
- Hippie garb donned by Robin Wright in Forrest Gump (1994; a good year for costumes, apparently).
- Ladies and gentlemen, Zoolander's original snakeskin suit.
- Carey Mulligan would have looked great in this number.
- This Blades of Glory get-up is definitely having a Clover Canyon moment.
- Is it weird that we really want that Beverly Hills Cop varsity jacket?
- Paramount's infamous water tower.
This past weekend, Paramount Pictures toasted its first 100 years with a stylish soiree at Paramount Studios on Melrose. Hosted by Los Angeles Confidential and presented by Acura, the night offered guests the opportunity to get up close and personal with 48 of the American film and television production/distribution company's most iconic costumes throughout the decades, which were all, miraculously, in mint condition.
Set inside Paramount's awesome, life-like New York Street backlot, fashionable archives on display included everything from Priscilla Presley's ravey bodysuit from Naked Gun 33 1/3 and Robin Wright's war protest look from Forrest Gump to Eddie Murphy's Detroit Loins letterman jacket from Beverly Hills Cop 2 and Ben Stiller's zany snakeskin suit from Zoolander.
If you're wondering how Paramount preserves its incredible collection of memorable looks (over 12,500!), it's all in the hands of costume archivist Randall Thropp. "Costumes are kept in temperature-controlled, dark storage in muslin bags, archival bags and plastic bags," Thropp reveals of the meticulous process. "It's preserving Americana. Each of these costumes was worn by someone important in their time period. We can't lost that. You have to invest in that for the future."
· Paramount Studios [Official Site]
· Los Angeles Confidential [Official Site]