Photo credit: Pat Alvarado

Recent Additions to the Collection

Mildred Pierce Costumes
Costumes from the HBO mini-series Mildred Pierce are a recent addition to the Museum’s collection. These costumes, worn by series stars Kate Winslet (as Mildred Pierce) and Evan Rachel Wood (as Veda Pierce), are now on exhibit in Behind the Screen, along with original drawings by renowned costume designer Ann Roth.

Mildred Pierce, set in 1930s California, features costumes that range from everyday clothing to elaborate evening dresses. The costumes in the Museum’s collection were worn in a scene in episode five, in which Mildred Pierce watches her daughter, Veda, performing at the Philharmonic.

The costumes are a generous gift from HBO. The costume design drawings are a generous gift from Ann Roth.