Looking for a fabulous and unusual Christmas present for that sister who posts screen catches of costumes from “Revenge” on her Pinterest website or that friend who never misses an episode of “The Mindy Project?” Relax, shoppers, your search is over. The Fashion Institute of Design and Marketing (919 S. Grand Ave.) has launched its inaugural Christmas pop up shop featuring fashions, jewelry and accessories created by some of television’s foremost costume designers. Open through Saturday, Dec. 20, FIDM’s pop up is the place to shop for something completely different.
Salvador Perez, costume designer for the Fox comedy “The Mindy Project,” has come up with a line of opulent costume jewelry that draws its inspiration from the deluxe designs of Bulgari. Smashing red cabochons encircled with sapphire-colored stones sit next to necklaces fit for Marie Antoinette, but they won’t cost you your head. Dan Lawson, costumer for the CBS drama, “The Good Wife,” has produced a line of sleek minimalist chain jewelry in varying sizes and metallic colors and Danielle Launzel, costume designer for ABC’s “Selfie,” showcases a collection of delicate silver jewelry.
If clothes are more your thing, look no further than the trendy styles on display from “Pretty Little Liars” costume
designer Mandi Line or the elegant knitwear designed by “Revenge” costumer Jill Ohanneson. Among some of the most intriguing items are lace-up leather boots by Soyon An.
An has lined his traditional brown boots with a bright aqua which makes them both practical and on fashion point.
Avid follower of “Downton Abbey,” an era when formal gloves were required for both ladies and gentlemen? The multi-talented costume designer for the uber-modern “Scandal,” Lyn Paolo, has produced a retro line of luxurious leather accessories guaranteed to turn your fingers into Edwardian fashion statements. Trimmed with flourishes of faux leopard fur or society-ready with black and white Harlequin designs and tiny buttons, Paolo’s gloves are perfect for a coronation or an inauguration on both sides of The Pond. And if you are planning on attending either event, hair accessories by “Reign” costume designer Meredith Markworth-Pollack can have you crowned with a golden tiara like Mary Queen of Scots – at least for a night.
FIDM’s pop up also offers fashion books for sale by “Mad Men” designer Janie Bryant and original art by “Big Love” costumer Chrisi Karvonides. And if you’re still missing a present or two, slide on over to FIDM’s permanent gift shop where fashionistas and smart shoppers can find that out-of-the-box gift perfect for a brightly wrapped surprise under the Christmas tree.