ACADEMY MUSEUM EXCLUSIVE Unisex Cotton Tee designed by Arjun Bhasin featuring his interprepration of Dorothy in a traditional Indian Sari. This tee is part of our Academy member collaboration and is sold exclusively at the Academy Museum Store.
“I was asked to design this T-shirt right in the thick of the covid crisis- when I, like most people, was unable to travel or be with my loved ones. “I re-watched Wizard of Oz for inspiration―the first time since watching it as a child growing up in India. The phrase ‘no place like home’ took on a completely new meaning. Where is home? What is the importance of home? ‘Sari Dorothy’ speaks to how cinema has the ability to connect people across cultures and where we call ‘home.’”- Arjun Bhasin
Costume designer Arjun Bhasin was born in India and studied film and costume design at New York University's Tisch School of Arts. Shuttling effortlessly between Hollywood and Bollywood, crisscrossing sensibilities and ideologies, Bhasin brings a unique vision to his film and television work. One of Bhasin’s first projects was Monsoon Wedding (2001) which was also the start of his longtime collaboration with director Mira Nair. Since then, they’ve worked together on a variety of projects including The Namesake (2006), The Reluctant Fundamentalist (2012), and the limited series A Suitable Boy (2020). Bhasin was the designer on the award-winning feature Life of Pi (2012), directed by Ang Lee. He was also nominated for a Costume Designer’s Guild Award for his work on A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019), directed by Marielle Heller and starring Tom Hanks. Recently, Bhasin finished work on Kogonada’s After Yang for A24 and on the first season of Ms. Marvel for Disney Plus.
The Wizard of Oz is a 1939 American musical fantasy film produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. An adaptation of L. Frank Baum's 1900 children's fantasy novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the film was primarily directed by Victor Fleming (who left the production to take over the troubled Gone with the Wind), and stars Judy Garland, Frank Morgan, Ray Bolger, Bert Lahr, Jack Haley, Billie Burke and Margaret Hamilton. Noel Langley, Florence Ryerson, and Edgar Allan Woolf received credit for the screenplay, but others made uncredited contributions. The songs were written by Edgar "Yip" Harburg and composed by Harold Arlen. The musical score and incidental music were composed by Herbert Stothart.