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As we've seen at the annual Costume Designers Guild Awards, what characters wear on film is just as important as what they say and do. Even without words, a strong costume can singlehandedly carry a story to another place and time, allowing the viewer to escape from reality for just a few hours—something we all need sometimes. To salute this journey of sartorial cinema, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has teamed up with the Victoria and Albert Museum in London to present Hollywood Costume, a must-see exhibition set to grace LA on October 2.
Located inside the Wilshire May Company Building where Diane Von Furstenberg's memorable wrap retrospective took place earlier this year, Hollywood Costume will offer Angelenos a taste of what to expect when this historic venue officially becomes the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in 2017. The show is set to feature more than 150 costumes from a slew of iconic films, from Dallas Buyers Club and The Great Gatsby to Mary Poppins and The Wizard of Oz. (Yes, even Dorothy's original ruby slippers will be on display.)
Hollywood Costume runs October 2, 2014 through March 2, 2015. Buy $20 (or $10 if you're a student) tickets here.
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