What makes a movie character truly memorable? Some would argue- character development or dialogue. I’d like to believe, that if Superman didn’t have his cape or if Dorothy Gale didn’t have her red slippers- neither character would be quite the same. A costume, done right, can help a character transcend the movie screen to become a permanent part of history.
Organizers from the Victoria & Albert Museum of London, plan on sharing of bit of this history with their exhibition Hollywood Costume. Hollywood Costume explores the central role costume design plays in cinematic storytelling. The exhibit brings together costumes from some of the most iconic films of this past century, including: The Wizard of Oz, My Fair Lady, The Birds, Superman, Titanic, Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince and The Dark Knight Rises.
The exhibit runs November 9, 2013 to February 17, 2014. For more information about the event or to pre-order tickets, visit:
*In addition to Hollywood Costume premiering in the United States, the VMFA is the only East Coast venue for the exhibition, so make sure to plan ahead and prepare for crowds!