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Hollywood Costume

Opens: 20/10/2012 Closes: 27/01/2013 V&A Museum, London
It’s taken five years to secure such emblematic garments as Dorothy’s blue pinafore, Captain Sparrow’s pirate gear, and Indy’s fedora for this one-of-a-kind, encyclopaedic exhibition, covering a century of cinematic history. Chances are, your favourite movie is represented (in style) somewhere here. For more information visit: http://www.vam.ac.uk/content/exhibitions/exhibition-hollywood-costume/ Buy: http://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/event/1662/hollywood-costume-2807/
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The Arts Desk“Going to the movies will never be quite the same again...” Adrian, Edith Head and Irene Sharaff to film buffs, ...are among the scores of designers whose achievements in giving substance to the fictional characters of Hollywood’s dream factories are celebrated in this unmissable exhibition...
 
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The Telegraph“A glossy blockbuster...” That is the power of the show. The images these costumes conjure are overwhelmingly strong. They belong to our lives because they lived in the movies we have watched and that is what makes the sensation of seeing them... infinitely touching....
 
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Evening Standard“Jawdropping...” It is the superbly crafted gowns, many with film clips, mutely conjuring classics from Gone with the Wind to Elizabeth: The Golden Age, that make it impossible not to feel that if only we could wear some of these clothes, life would be so exciting...
 
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The Independent“The experience is as cinematic as it can be...” Five years in the preparation, follows the design process from script to screen, illustrated with some of the most memorable outfits in cinema history. There's something thrilling about seeing famous togs up close...
 
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