Hollywood costumes to go on display
Costumes from Hollywood classics like Breakfast At Tiffany’s and Gone With The Wind are all set to be displayed at an exhibition for the first time.hollywood Updated: Jan 12, 2012 01:54 IST
Costumes from Hollywood classics like Breakfast At Tiffany’s and Gone With The Wind are all set to be displayed at an exhibition for the first time.
The velvet green gown donned by actor Vivien Leigh in 1939 epic Gone With The Wind will be the star piece in the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria & Albert museum in London.
The gingham dress worn by actor Judy Garland in the Wizard of Oz is being loaned to the show by a private collector and will be displayed alongside a pair of ruby slippers the actor wore as Dorothy in the 1939 musical.
Organisers are also including outfits from more recent films, including a cloak worn by actor Johnny Depp in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise and Christopher Reeve’s Superman getup.
“There has long been a tendency not to consider movies a proper art form. Also previous exhibitions about movie costumes made them look like static wax works,” said co-curator Christopher Frayling.