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Exhibition Detail
Hollywood Costume
Federation Square, Flinders Street
Melbourne
Victoria
Australia


April 24th, 2013 - August 18th, 2013
Opening: 
April 24th, 2013 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
 
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Direct from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Hollywood Costume explores the central role costume design plays in cinema storytelling. Bringing together the most iconic costumes from a century of filmmaking, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the clothes worn by unforgettable and beloved characters in films from The Wizard of Oz (1939) to Titanic (1997), Ben-Hur (1959) to James Bond (2007).

This groundbreaking exhibition unites classics from the Golden Age of cinema, including Scarlett O'Hara's green 'curtain' dress designed by Walter Plunkett for Gone with the Wind (1939) and the 'little black dress' designed by Hubert De Givenchy for Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) with costumes from the latest Hollywood releases including Consolata Boyle's outfits for Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady (2011) and Lindy Hemming's high-tech Batman suit for Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Rises (2012).

Hollywood Costume illuminates the costume designer's creative process from script to screen and reveals the collaborative dialogue that leads to the development of authentic screen characters.


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