Saturday, 5 January 2013

London Calling....

V&A Hollywood Costume exhibition

As many of you know, I live in the North-East of Scotland and i'm pretty limited in my city choices. Therefore on the rare occasion that I do visit family in England, I always try to make space in my diary to pop up to one of my favourite cities,London.

I have been to London on many occasions - some for day trips, others for slightly longer stays. I know that some people don't enjoy the London life, but growing up in a place in the middle of nowhere with one bus an hour (if you were lucky!), I revel in the hustle and bustle of London life.

This year over Christmas, I was visiting relatives nearby so,like always, I seized the opportunity to take a day trip up. However, this time I did have a specific agenda which was to pay a visit to the Victoria & Albert museum to see the 'Hollywood Costume' exhibition.

The 'Hollywood Costume' exhibition brings together a collection of some of the most well-known and iconic costumes in cinema history. It also shows how important the costume designers role is within the industry and also how crucial it is to be able to get the costume design right to reflect the character.

This exhibition was astounding and I highly recommend it. Both myself and my Mum thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and it was worth the 35 min queue to get tickets (I advise that you book before you go). There was so many iconic costumes there with so many that I could say I had seen the film of (I do like my films).Ultimately, my favourite was Judy Garland's Dorothy dress from 'The Wizard of Oz' as that is one of my favourite films of all time. My Mum, who initially wasn't that excited before, couldn't stop raving about the exhibition afterwards. I have never known her to come out of an exhibition and speak about it so much. One of her favourite costumes was Charlie Chaplin's Tramp costume.

Unfortunately, no photography in the exhibition was allowed so the only pictures on here are those of my day and not of the exhibition.

Mamabear & me

Getting there...

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The 'Hollywood Costume' exhibition runs until 27th January 2013. Tickets range from £14-£15.50 for adults and will vary on the phone and online.

2 comments :

  1. I missed this exhibition by a fortnight last time I was in London and I was gutted! x

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  2. it looks like you had a lovely day in london, the v&a is such a beautiful place! xxx

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