The beautiful man

The beautiful man

Friday, 20 August 2010

Leeds City Museum

House of Eliot Costume
Went to the 'Heroes and Heroines' exhibition at the museum today which is a collection of costumes from movies alongside a range of items from the museum collection from similar eras represented by the film costumes. Beautiful exhibition, interesting to see that Johnny Depp and Orlando Bloom are quite small and Keira Knightly and Nicole Kidman have seriously tiny waists! On a more textile footing, the contrast of a machine embroidered silk waistcoat which cost £1500 to buy and an original 1700 silk waistcoat, immaculately hand sewn with no silk puckers and the purity of colour.
Machine embroidered waistcoat
1700 original waistcoat
Heath Ledger's costume from Casanova                                             

1 comment:

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