Academy Museum to Sell Lego Oscars and Ruby Slipper Purses
Art and Experience:
The Academy Museum store at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures will feature merchandise designed by costume designers Arianne Phillips and Ruth E. Carter as well as a Lego Oscar statuette and a ruby slipper purse.
The retail space will be located in the lobby of the new Mid-Wilshire museum, which is set to open Sept 30. A jewelry line developed by “Black Panther” costume designer Ruth E. Carter and the film’s jewelry designer Douriean Fletcher will feature gold-glass mosaic tiles from the museum’s gold cylinder at the corner of Fairfax and Wilshire.
Phillips (“Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”) is the creative director of a clothing collection inspired by “The Wizard of Oz,” which includes t-shirts designed by Arjun Bhasin (“Life of Pi”), Sharen Davis (“Dreamgirls”) and Sandy Powell (“The Favourite”). Jeremy Scott will also contribute “Wizard of Oz” clothing and accessories from Moschino, including a ruby slipper purse.
Spike Lee and his team at 40 Acres and a Mule have created items in conjunction with the director’s contributions in the Stories of Cinema exhibition while a collection of apparel and accessories inspired by “The Dark Crystal” is co-branded by Brain Dead x The Jim Henson Company.
Amoeba Music is curating a selection of vinyl film scores and soundtracks.
Collaborators also include Flores Lane, Konstantin Kakanias, Susan Kare, Modernica x Studio Ghibli, Wayne Perry and Poketo, the Bruce Lee and Saul Bass estates, graphic design agency Gravillis and production and conceptual designer I. Javier Ameijeiras.
In addition to the store, the Renzo Piano-designed museum, located in the former May Company building, includes 5,000 square feet of exhibition space, two theaters, a restaurant and public spaces.