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Costume Design


Among the Theatre and Performance collections there are over 3,500 stage costumes and accessories - ranging from complete outfits to individual headdresses. All are a tribute to the creativity and skills of designers and costume makers from the mid 18th century to today, in every kind of live performance - drama, opera, dance, musicals, pantomime, rock and pop, music hall, cabaret, circus.

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Hollywood Costume (Paperback)

Hollywood Costume (Paperback)

This landmark book celebrates, for the very first time, the costume designer’s contribution to the telling of the cinematic story in 100 years o…

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Event - Sandy Powell: The Power of Costume in Film

Tue 24 November 2015 18:30–20:00

EVENING EVENT: Join the Oscar and BAFTA winning costume designer Sandy Powell in a discussion of her career as one of the most highly acclaimed designers in the film industry.

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