Costume jewelry and accessories have been relied upon across the vast history of film and television to help bring characters to life. Details such as these are often overlooked by an audience, but are, in fact, exactly what make Disney characters unique and timeless. In the exhibition All That Glitters: The Crown Jewels of the Walt Disney Archives, we take a look at the beautifully designed crowns, tiaras, watches, rings, bracelets, and other accessories that have helped support some of our favorite moments throughout the nearly 100-year history of The Walt Disney Company.
In partnership with the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, California, the Walt Disney Archives has designed and curated four main gallery spaces in which viewers will have the chance to experience an in-depth look at the world of costume jewelry and accessories. These galleries explain what sets costume jewelry apart from real world jewelry and how these pieces help accentuate a costume as a whole. Within this new exhibition, viewers get an up-close view of some of our favorite pieces from Disney, Lucasfilm, Marvel Studios and 20th Century Fox projects.
With over 200 dazzling items from over 100 productions, we are very pleased to take you through this exciting look at this often overlooked, yet integral part of movie and television magic. Our premier costume jewelry exhibition, All That Glitters: The Crown Jewels of the Walt Disney Archives, will be on display at the Bowers Museum through June 19, 2022.