The Victoria and Albert Museum has hunted down some of Hollywood’s most famous and infamous costumes for their show “Hollywood Costume.” Huge props go out to curator Deborah Nadoolman who tracked down THAT John Travolta 3-piece white suit from “Saturday Night Fever” which came to define an era. Amazingly, the suit had been gifted to Chicago’s legendary film critic Gene Siskel (to whom there’s an inscription on the suit), and after Siskel’s passing, the suit was auctioned to an anonymous buyer who has lent the suit back to the museum for this exhibition while choosing to maintain his or her anonymity.
Other cool costumes include Kate Winslet’s regalia from “Titanic,” Robert DeNiro’s Travis Bickle outfit from “Taxi Driver” and even Johnny Depp‘s Captain Jack Sparrow get-up from the “Pirates” franchise.
The exhibition of more than 100 of the most iconic costumes ever committed to screen opens on 20 October 2012 and will run, sponsored by celebrity jeweler Harry Winston, through to 27 January 2013. For more information, click here.