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From Dorothy to Darth Vader, London museum dresses up

Updated: 2012-10-20 08:02
By Joslin Woods in London ( China Daily)

From Dorothy to Darth Vader, London museum dresses up

Dorothy's blue-and-white dress and her sparkling ruby slippers have traveled from Oz to London's Victoria and Albert museum, where more than 130 of cinema's iconic costumes star in a new exhibition.

The show, which opens to the public on Saturday, examines the role of costume design in a century of cinema storytelling, from Charlie Chaplin to the recent remake of Anna Karenina, with a journey through hits from Hollywood's Golden Age.

It includes Judy Garland's gingham dress that saw Dorothy home in The Wizard of Oz, the green velvet gown that Vivien Leigh wore in Gone with the Wind, and the floor-length black dress for Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's.

From Dorothy to Darth Vader, London museum dresses up

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