Aah, the V & A really is one of my favourite museums. Its latest exhibition Hollywood Costume has already proven to be a blockbuster so catch it if you can before the end of January. Give yourself enough time though – it took us over 2 hours get around and we weren’t dawdling.
I particularly enjoyed reading about the research and collaboration involved as it is so integral to the final product. The curators have overcome the challenge of displaying a static item only meant to be seen in movement by including film clips, sketches and character descriptions alongside the outfits.
I also like the fact that the show appeals on various levels and, as it’s the history of Hollywood, there is an inevitable glamour to the whole thing.
All photos courtesy of the V & A.