One of the best kinds of story-telling is cinematic story-telling - the things that happen on the silver screen. We all have a soft spot for great classics - movies we've all gotten lost in at one point or another. There's no question that an impo
rtant part of the narrative in these films are the costumes. Whether it be Vivien Lee's dress as she embraces Clark Gable in Gone with the Wind, or Humphrey Bogart's trench coat as he sends Ingrid Bergman from Casablanca with a stiff smile, costumery in film is an integral part of the story being told. That's why we wanted to share a favorite exhibition of ours happening now at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London - Hollywood Costume.
The exhibit goes from October 20th to January 27th and spans almost a century of movie history. From Holly Golightly's dress in My Fair Lady, to Dorothy's shoes in Wizard of Oz all the way to Jack Sparrows vest in Pirates of the Caribbean. It's an exhibition worth traveling for. Many writers say there are seven stories that get told over and over again; luckily the outfits and accessories are ever-changing.
*Photos courtesy of The Victoria & Albert Museum