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Mark your calendars, fashion and movie fans

December 28, 2009 |  8:00 am

As December wanes, we look ahead. What could excite us in 2010?

If you love fashion and you love film, plan right now to go to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Museum and Galleries' exhibition of costume design. This is FIDM's 18th annual show honoring the skill and talent of costume designers.

More than 100 costumes from 20-plus movies released in 2009 will be displayed, including outfits from "Nine" (by Colleen Atwood) and gowns from "The Young Victoria" (by Sandy Powell). Also on view: The exquisite costumes by last year's Oscar winner for costume design (Michael O'Connor, for "The Duchess.")

The exhibition doesn't open till Feb. 9, which just gives you time to go see more of this year's movies before you hit the museum. It runs through April 7, and will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. Admission is free. Group tours are available for a fee. Call (213) 623-5821 for more info.

The FIDM Museum and Galleries are at 919 S. Grand Ave. in downtown Los Angeles.

-- Susan Denley

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Kate Hudson shimmers in a Colleen Atwood-designed costume in the movie musical "Nine." Photo credit: David James / Weinstein Co.