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he Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in London is the world’s leading museum of art and design and promotes the knowledge, understanding and enjoyment of the designed world.The Art of Hollywood Costume Design is a groundbreaking exhibition that celebrates costume designas a vibrant modern art form and explores costume as a key component of cinema storytelling. Thisexhibition is not ‘just’ about clothes; it is about the creation of the character that inhabits each costume.Eight significant costumes from the unparalleled collection of Debbie Reynolds have been requestedfor loan to the exhibition. The Victoria and Albert Museum would like to continue a discussion aboutborrowing these important loans for this landmark exhibition following their auction.
Lot 2. Rudolph Valentino “Juan Gallardo” signature “Suit of Lights” matador outfit by Travis Banton for the 1922 Blood andSand.Lot 181. Joan Crawford “Mildred” waitress uniform from Mildred Pierce.Lot 273. Debbie Reynolds “Kathy Selden” flapper dress for “Good Mornin’” number in
Lot 354. Marilyn Monroe “The Girl” ivory pleated “Subway” dress by TravillaLot 357. Grace Kelly “Frances Stevens” 2-piece rose crepe outfit from scenic drive in
Lot 473. Elizabeth Taylor signature royal ceremonial headdress from the 1963
Lot 506. Audrey Hepburn’s iconic Ascot dress from
– Designed by legendary costume designer Cecil Beaton.Lot 538. Barbra Streisand “Dolly Levi” signature sleeveless gold velvet heavily jeweled gown with shoes and headpiece from
This once-in-a-generation retrospective will be the first to showcase 100 of the most beloved andiconic costumes from 1912 – 2012 in a single exhibition. It will unite costumes from the leading USand international private collections and prominent studio, costume house, motion picture archive andmuseum collections. Lenders to the exhibition include Warner Bros., 20
Century Fox, ParamountPictures, NBC Universal Studios, Sony, Lucasfilm Ltd., Harry Ransom Center, The Museum at FIT,The Collection of the Motion Picture Costume Design/Larry McQueen, La Cinémathèque française,Deutsche Kinemathek, Museo del Traje and the British Film Institute (BFI).The exhibition will be presented at the V&A from 20 October 2012 to 27 January 2013, followed by aninternational tour in 2013.