Last September FFF reported on the opening of the V&As newest exhibition, Hollywood Costume (http://filmsfilmsfilms.co.uk/blog/handbags_gladrags_and_bullwhips/2012-09-28-19). Five months later on the exhibitions last weekend we finally paid a visit. And what a treat it was.
Wandering through three large halls packed with movie costumes from every era of Hollywood, we were stunned by just how many classic outfits the V&A had managed to pull together. We almost didn’t know where to look first. Beautifully presented with moving video heads in place of the actor’s heads, and specially filmed interviews and mini documentaries, we could have spent the whole afternoon wallowing in the displays.
Most striking was the almost bizarre sensation of being just inches away from costumes we had seen so many times before on glowing screens. First to cause
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