Victoria & Albert Museum opens Hollywood Costume exhibition

. October 21, 2012

Victoria & Albert Museum in London presents Hollywood Costume, an exhibition on view 20 October through 27 January, 2013.

Dorothy Gale costume from ‘The Wizard of Oz’, designed by Adrian, 1939 Victoria & Albert Museum

This ground-breaking exhibition includes over 100 of the most iconic and unforgettable film characters from a century of Hollywood filmmaking, 1912–2012. ‘Hollywood Costume’ takes us on a three-gallery journey from Charlie Chaplin through the Golden Age of Hollywood to the cutting-edge design for ‘Avatar (2009, Costume Designer Mayes C Rubeo, Deborah L Scott) and ‘John Carter of Mars’ (2012, Costume Designer Mayes C Rubeo): Act 1, Deconstruction, puts us 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’. – www.vam.ac.uk

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