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4. V&A Hollywood Costumes :
Even though V&A has had better exhibitions, I love this one for the uniqueness of the theme. The website description of the exhibition says:”This ground-breaking exhibition included over 100 of the most iconic and unforgettable film characters from a century of Hollywood filmmaking, 1912–2012. Hollywood Costume took us on a three-gallery journey from Charlie Chaplin through the Golden Age of Hollywood to the cutting-edge design for ‘Avatar (2009, Costume Designer Mayes C Rubeo, Deborah L Scott) and ‘John Carter of Mars’ (2012, Costume Designer Mayes C Rubeo): Act 1, Deconstruction, put us in the shoes of the costume designer and illuminated the process of designing a character from script to screen; Act 2, Dialogue, examined the key collaborative role of the costume designer within the creative team; Act 3, Finale, celebrated the most beloved characters in the history of Hollywood and the ‘silver screen’.
These galleries were filled with cinema costumes that had never left the private and archival collections in California. Most of these clothes had never been publicly displayed and had never been seen beyond the secure walls of the studio archives.”
You could also listen to a podcast here where exhibition designer Gary Shelley, and Glen Adamson & Moira Gemmill from V&A discuss how they put it together – perhaps play this for your team to inspire them too!