October 15, 2012, 8:14 am -- /EPR NETWORK/ -- Some of the biggest stars of Hollywood are landing at the Victoria & Albert Museum in Kensington this autumn – and there isn't one bloated ego amongst them.
This October, the Hollywood Costume exhibition opens at the V&A – a museum renowned for its curatorial interest in textile, fashion and sartorial history – and it brings some of the most iconic dresses, suits and outfits of the silver screen to the hallowed halls of SW7.
From Dorothy's red glitter shoes to John Travolta's white suit from Saturday Night Fever, to some seriously elaborate Elizabethan ruffs taken from Cate Blanchett's turn as Queen Elizabeth I, the exhibition combines displays of the clothing with interviews, photos and written information on the history of the films that birthed them.
There will also be interviews from some of the iconic stars who have worn the outfits on display – including Hollywood legend Robert De Niro. The V&A Museum, originally opened in 1852, was created to inspire British designers and manufacturers – and there is high hopes for this exhibition to inspire new generations, as well as summarise the work of the previous century.
To celebrate this exciting new arrival on the London museum, LondonTown.com is happy to release numerous exclusive deals on London hotels in and around the Hyde Park area for visitors looking to make a special trip to the V&A.
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