runawaykiwi goes to Hollywood

The Hollywood costume exhibition at the V&A is one of the best I have ever seen. The number of costumes that were on display completely surpassed my expectations. We had a table of Oceans 12, a plethora of Elizabethan swag, Marilyn Monroe’s white dress, Dorothy’s ruby slippers, and obviously my four favourites above.

More amazing was how the exhibition was curated and in particular the use of technology. Each of the costumes had a screen with a moving image of the actor who wore it. It gave each costume a real sense of stasis, as if the actor was just about to return.

I can’t recommend this exhibition highly enough.

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