If you are ever in the LA area and fancy a inexpensive thing to do, check out FIDM Museum & Galleries.
I was in California many months ago visiting friends and being interested in all areas costumes I decided to take a drive over to the FIDM and look at their exhibit of the time 21st Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design. Educational destinations while on vacation are my thing, so I enjoyed reading about costumes from The Artist, Hunger Games, Les Miserables, etc. Having the opportunity to see the craftsmanship of each costume up close was great. My favorite group of costumes was from The Artist. Having been filmed black and white, it was a fun chance to see those costumes in color. Few people can say that.
The motion picture exhibit was not the only one in the galleries. There was also a small display on cotton throughout history and costume design for stop-motion movies. I had a lovely time at the galleries as well as around the campus. It is beautiful with a park area and a nice little sandwich shop across the courtyard from the school and museum.
The current exhibits at FIDM are designed around fashion from 1920's (Gatsby), travel costumes from the 20th century, and historical accessories.