Fashion: Hollywood Costumes Exhibition

Celebrating Hollywood’s amazing costume creations, the Victoria & Albert Museum has opened an exhibition in London.

Sponsored by Harry Winston, the galleries consist of three sections to showcase costume designers vision through storytelling and social observations.

The viewer becomes an anthropologist while deconstructing the polyester costumes, dialogue and final product on the wax figure actors.

Taxi Driver poster. Photo from Google.

The most iconic film characters were chosen to show highlights of costume design who include: Marylin Monroe in Some Like It Hot (1959), Alfred Hitchcock’s horror film, The Birds (1963), Taxi Driver (1976), Saturday Night Fever (1977) and A Room With a View (1985).

The Hollywood costumes allow the viewer to admire the creative processes of ideas and concepts in an interactive way that lead to design production for clothing in films.

The exhibition is open until 27 January 2013. Closest tube: South Kensington on the Piccadilly Line. Student admission is £10.20.

One thought on “Fashion: Hollywood Costumes Exhibition

  1. man i love taxi driver. although that infamous jacket that de niro wears was all over the place in the 70’s. people who wore it i think were making a silent protest against Vietnam. It is interesting how fashion can do that.

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