Hollywood Costume at the V&A

5 November 2012

This ground-breaking exhibition includes over 100 of the most iconic and unforgettable film characters from a century of Hollywood filmmaking, 1912–2012. It is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the clothes worn by beloved characters such as Dorothy Gale, Indiana Jones, Scarlett O’Hara, Jack Sparrow and Darth Vader.

From the classics like Charlie Chaplin & Holly Golightly  to the modern-day Avatar & Harry Potter, ‘Hollywood Costume’ takes you on a fantastic three-gallery journey….
Act 1, Deconstruction, puts you in the shoes of the costume designer and illuminates the process of designing a character from script to screen. Act 2, Dialogue, examines the key collaborative role of the costume designer within the creative team. Act 3, Finale, celebrates the most beloved characters in the history of Hollywood and the ‘silver screen’.

These galleries are filled with cinema costumes that have never left the private and archival collections in California. Most of these clothes have never been publicly displayed and have never been seen beyond the secure walls of the studio archives.

While you are there, pop into the V&A shop for some fabulous Hollywood products www.vandashop.com

Hollywood Costume
V&A Museum
20 Oct 2012- 27 Jan 2013

www.vam.ac.uk for bookings.