It was definetly neat to get to work one of the gala opening weekend days at the FIDM exhibit and get to see things early and without a crowd. (Though the lack of crowd of staff and FIDM students/family was probably due to the fact that many of the roads around that building were closed off because of a marathon going down grand street that made it a real hassle to get into FIDM.)
It was great to see that many costumes in person. But, yeah, the lighting in most of the exhibit really stunk. Hopefully they'll fix it so it's not just the Padme's in one section that get all the lighting.
With the gala opening done with now, some of the costumes are being taken off the mannequins, including Zam, and shipped off for a week or so for a show in New York, like Svoor said, but they'll be back for the public opening. The staff and such say they'll be back by then anyway. Hope nothing happens to anything on the show runway. This show is the cause for the fact that the public opening of the exhibit was delayed apparently.
Really wish that there had been some OT Imperial costumes there aside from just the TIE, scout, gunner and Stormtrooper helmets. Or more OT costumes in general really. :/ Those who would really like to see a bunch of Padme costumes up close will probably have a ball though as there were quite a few of those there.