Monday, 15 October 2012

V&A Hollywood Costume Expo

From the 20th October to 27th January, the Victoria and Albert museum opens its Hollywood costume display to the public. Some of the most iconic costumes worn in Hollywood over the past century will be displayed at the museum. Pieces featured at the exhibition include the ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in the 1939 film Wizard of Oz and her gingham pinafore, being displayed in the UK for the first time ever.
The white dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in the film The Seven Year Itch, in the infamous scene which sees it blown up over an air vent will also be featured. A recreated Edwardian suit worn by Kate Winslet in Titanic will also be displayed.
Costume plays a key role in portraying a period accurately within films, and can help to bring a character to life. All the below will star in the exhibition.

Ruby 'glass' slippers from the Wizard of Oz

Kiera Knightley's outfit from Atonement

Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch

Audrey Hepburn's dress in Breakfast at Tiffany's

John Travolta and his white suit in Saturday Night Fever

Dress designed by Deborah L. Scott in Titanic

Marlene Dietrich in costume for Morocco

Tickets for the exhibition begin at £9.00 and on Friday evenings is open until 10pm. View more here

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