Hollywood Costume at The Victoria & Albert Museum

Nov 15,2012

Millennium & Copthorne Hotels welcomes visitors to the Victoria & Albert Museum to celebrate over 100 years of Hollywood costumes.

The Victoria and Albert Museum combines film and fashion as it hosts one of the most eagerly awaited exhibitions in recent years, 'Hollywood Costume'. Millennium & Copthorne Hotels have several hotels near the Royal Albert Hall, all within easy reach of the V&A Museum and other London attractions.

'Hollywood Costume', sponsored by Harry Winston, whose stunning jewels are dotted around the exhibition, is split into three sections. The first of these, 'Deconstruction', explores the relationship between character and costume. This showcases pieces such as the yellow jumpsuit worn by Uma Thurman in Kill Bill and gowns from both the 1938 and 2006 versions of Marie Antoinette.

The second room, 'Dialogue', explores the relationship between filmmakers, actors and their costume designers. This features pre-recorded interviews with stars such as Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro, who have chosen pieces from their most well-known performances for display.

'The Finale' showcases pieces from some of the most iconic films in history. Audrey Hepburn's little black dress from Breakfast at Tiffany's is displayed near to Judy Garland's blue and white pinafore and ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz. Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow costume, Keira Knightley's green gown from Atonement and Marilyn Monroe's white dress that once blew up over a New York subway grating are also available to view.

The Independent claimed that visiting 'Hollywood Costume' was like walking into the best Hollywood party ever.

The exhibition took over five years to collate and is just £14 to visit. Choose to relax afterwards at Millennium & Copthorne London hotels, which will offer you convenience, luxury and excellent transport links, to make your stay in the capital unforgettable.


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