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The little black dress is as much a part of the festive season as mince pies and tinsel. To view at first hand one of the most iconic examples of all time, head to London's Victoria and Albert Museum where 130 fabulously famous film costumes, dating from 1912 through to the present day, are currently on display.
Proving to be one of the most popular exhibits of "Hollywood Costumes" is the Hubert De Givenchy-designed black dress that Audrey Hepburn wore to such dazzling effect in the classic 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's. A production five years in the making, this fascinating exhibition also gives visitors the chance to get close up and personal with many other celebrated costumes, many of which have never been revealed to the public before. From Hollywood's Golden Age comes Judy Garland's blue-and-white gingham pinafore dress featured in The Wizard of Oz, the beaded red dress Joan Crawford donned in The Bride Wore Red, Scarlett O'Hara's green "curtain" dress designed by Walter Plunkett for Gone with the Wind and Marilyn Monroe's white halter neck from The Seven Year Itch, here buffeted by hot air pumped from below.
Fast forward a couple of decades and audiences will be thrilled by more contemporary offerings like Harrison Ford's felt hat and leather jacket from Raiders of the Lost Ark, Daniel Craig's tuxedo from Casino Royale, Uma Thurman's yellow Kill Bill jumpsuit, Johnny Depp's outfit from Pirates of the Caribbean and the striking green dress worn by Keira Knightley in the Oscar-winning Atonement.
This is far from a static exhibition, however. Displayed in three dramatically-lit rooms, each costume is brought to life thanks to music, montages, film clips, projections and interviews, both with the stars and the designers themselves.
Anyone who is suitably inspired to have their own Breakfast at Tiffany's moment this festive season - and go out to buy black dresses of their own - should check out the fabulous range available at Very this year.