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Hollywood costumes on display in London

  • A selection of costumes showing various designs and outfits worn by actress playing royal and regal  characters seen at the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum in London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. The show at the Victoria and Albert Museum showcases more than one hundred movie costumes from a century of film-making. The exhibition opens to the public on Oct. 20, 2012 and run till 27 Jan. 2013.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    A selection of costumes showing various designs and outfits worn by actress playing royal and regal characters seen at the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum in London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. The show at the Victoria and Albert Museum showcases more than one hundred movie costumes from a century of film-making. The exhibition opens to the public on Oct. 20, 2012 and run till 27 Jan. 2013.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

  • One of the four original pairs of 'Ruby Slippers' worn by Judy Garland playing Dorothy from the iconic 1939 Wizard of Oz film on view at the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. The slippers are on loan from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and are on display till Nov. 18, when they must return to the US, so that they are back in time for the Thanksgiving national holiday. The slippers were designed by MGM studios chief costume designer Adrian, who designed most of the costumes for the Wizard of Oz film.  The show at the Victoria and Albert Museum showcases more than one hundred movie costumes from a century of film-making. The exhibition opens to the public on Oct. 20, 2012 and run till 27 Jan. 2013.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    One of the four original pairs of 'Ruby Slippers' worn by Judy Garland playing Dorothy from the iconic 1939 Wizard of Oz film on view at the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. The slippers are on loan from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and are on display till Nov. 18, when they must return to the US, so that they are back in time for the Thanksgiving national holiday. The slippers were designed by MGM studios chief costume designer Adrian, who designed most of the costumes for the Wizard of Oz film. The show at the Victoria and Albert Museum showcases more than one hundred movie costumes from a century of film-making. The exhibition opens to the public on Oct. 20, 2012 and run till 27 Jan. 2013.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

  • One of the four original pairs of 'Ruby Slippers' worn by Judy Garland playing Dorothy from the iconic 1939 Wizard of Oz film on view at the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. The slippers are on loan from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and are on display till Nov. 18, when they must return to the US, so that they are back in time for the Thanksgiving national holiday. The slippers were designed by MGM studios chief costume designer Adrian, who designed most of the costumes for the Wizard of Oz film.  The show at the Victoria and Albert Museum showcases more than one hundred movie costumes from a century of film-making. The exhibition opens to the public on Oct. 20, 2012 and run till 27 Jan. 2013.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    One of the four original pairs of 'Ruby Slippers' worn by Judy Garland playing Dorothy from the iconic 1939 Wizard of Oz film on view at the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. The slippers are on loan from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and are on display till Nov. 18, when they must return to the US, so that they are back in time for the Thanksgiving national holiday. The slippers were designed by MGM studios chief costume designer Adrian, who designed most of the costumes for the Wizard of Oz film. The show at the Victoria and Albert Museum showcases more than one hundred movie costumes from a century of film-making. The exhibition opens to the public on Oct. 20, 2012 and run till 27 Jan. 2013.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

  • The blue and white gingham pinafore dress worn by Judy Garland in her iconic  role of Dorothy designed by Adrian for the 1939 film The Wizard Of Oz, with a video portrait of garland in the background, on display at the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. The show at the Victoria and Albert Museum showcases more than one hundred movie costumes from a century of film-making. The exhibition opens to the public on Oct. 20, 2012 and run till 27 Jan. 2013. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    The blue and white gingham pinafore dress worn by Judy Garland in her iconic role of Dorothy designed by Adrian for the 1939 film The Wizard Of Oz, with a video portrait of garland in the background, on display at the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. The show at the Victoria and Albert Museum showcases more than one hundred movie costumes from a century of film-making. The exhibition opens to the public on Oct. 20, 2012 and run till 27 Jan. 2013. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

  • The blue and white gingham pinafore dress worn by Judy Garland in her iconic  role of Dorothy designed by Adrian for the 1939 film The Wizard Of Oz, with a video portrait of garland in the background, on display at the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. The show at the Victoria and Albert Museum showcases more than one hundred movie costumes from a century of film-making. The exhibition opens to the public on Oct. 20, 2012 and run till 27 Jan. 2013. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    The blue and white gingham pinafore dress worn by Judy Garland in her iconic role of Dorothy designed by Adrian for the 1939 film The Wizard Of Oz, with a video portrait of garland in the background, on display at the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. The show at the Victoria and Albert Museum showcases more than one hundred movie costumes from a century of film-making. The exhibition opens to the public on Oct. 20, 2012 and run till 27 Jan. 2013. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

  • The green dress worn by actress Tippi Hedern for the 1963 film The Birds in which she played Melanie Daniels, the costume was designed by Edith Head for the movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock is seen on display at the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum in London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.  The show at the Victoria and Albert Museum showcases more than one hundred movie costumes from a century of film-making. The exhibition opens to the public on Oct. 20, 2012 and run till 27 Jan. 2013.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    The green dress worn by actress Tippi Hedern for the 1963 film The Birds in which she played Melanie Daniels, the costume was designed by Edith Head for the movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock is seen on display at the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum in London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. The show at the Victoria and Albert Museum showcases more than one hundred movie costumes from a century of film-making. The exhibition opens to the public on Oct. 20, 2012 and run till 27 Jan. 2013.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

  • The green dress worn by actress Tippi Hedern for the 1963 film The Birds in which she played Melanie Daniels, the costume was designed by Edith Head for the movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock is seen on display at the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum in London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.  The show at the Victoria and Albert Museum showcases more than one hundred movie costumes from a century of film-making. The exhibition opens to the public on Oct. 20, 2012 and run till 27 Jan. 2013.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    The green dress worn by actress Tippi Hedern for the 1963 film The Birds in which she played Melanie Daniels, the costume was designed by Edith Head for the movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock is seen on display at the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum in London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. The show at the Victoria and Albert Museum showcases more than one hundred movie costumes from a century of film-making. The exhibition opens to the public on Oct. 20, 2012 and run till 27 Jan. 2013.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

  • A costume worn by British actress Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in the iconic 1939 movie 'Gone with the Wind' on display at the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. The show at the Victoria and Albert Museum showcases more than one hundred movie costumes from a century of film-making. The exhibition opens to the public on Oct. 20, 2012 and run till 27 Jan. 2013. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    A costume worn by British actress Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in the iconic 1939 movie 'Gone with the Wind' on display at the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. The show at the Victoria and Albert Museum showcases more than one hundred movie costumes from a century of film-making. The exhibition opens to the public on Oct. 20, 2012 and run till 27 Jan. 2013. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

  • A costume worn by British actress Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in the iconic 1939 movie 'Gone with the Wind' on display at the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. The show at the Victoria and Albert Museum showcases more than one hundred movie costumes from a century of film-making. The exhibition opens to the public on Oct. 20, 2012 and run till 27 Jan. 2013. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    A costume worn by British actress Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in the iconic 1939 movie 'Gone with the Wind' on display at the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. The show at the Victoria and Albert Museum showcases more than one hundred movie costumes from a century of film-making. The exhibition opens to the public on Oct. 20, 2012 and run till 27 Jan. 2013. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

  • Lorraine Ashbourne and Andy Serkis arrive on the red carpet for the V&A Hollywood Costume Dinner at the V&A museum in west London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012  The exhibition explores the role costume design plays in cinema storytelling, bringing together over 100 of the most iconic movie costumes from across a century of film-making, and includes costumes of characters such as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Indiana Jones, Scarlett O'Hara and Darth Vader.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

    Lorraine Ashbourne and Andy Serkis arrive on the red carpet for the V&A Hollywood Costume Dinner at the V&A museum in west London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 The exhibition explores the role costume design plays in cinema storytelling, bringing together over 100 of the most iconic movie costumes from across a century of film-making, and includes costumes of characters such as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Indiana Jones, Scarlett O'Hara and Darth Vader.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Lorraine Ashbourne and Andy Serkis arrive on the red carpet for the V&A Hollywood Costume Dinner at the V&A museum in west London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012  The exhibition explores the role costume design plays in cinema storytelling, bringing together over 100 of the most iconic movie costumes from across a century of film-making, and includes costumes of characters such as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Indiana Jones, Scarlett O'Hara and Darth Vader.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

    Lorraine Ashbourne and Andy Serkis arrive on the red carpet for the V&A Hollywood Costume Dinner at the V&A museum in west London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 The exhibition explores the role costume design plays in cinema storytelling, bringing together over 100 of the most iconic movie costumes from across a century of film-making, and includes costumes of characters such as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Indiana Jones, Scarlett O'Hara and Darth Vader.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Michelle Rodriguez arrives on the red carpet for the V&A Hollywood Costume Dinner at the V&A museum in west London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012  The exhibition explores the role costume design plays in cinema storytelling, bringing together over 100 of the most iconic movie costumes from across a century of film-making, and includes costumes of characters such as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Indiana Jones, Scarlett O'Hara and Darth Vader.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

    Michelle Rodriguez arrives on the red carpet for the V&A Hollywood Costume Dinner at the V&A museum in west London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 The exhibition explores the role costume design plays in cinema storytelling, bringing together over 100 of the most iconic movie costumes from across a century of film-making, and includes costumes of characters such as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Indiana Jones, Scarlett O'Hara and Darth Vader.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Michelle Rodriguez arrives on the red carpet for the V&A Hollywood Costume Dinner at the V&A museum in west London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012  The exhibition explores the role costume design plays in cinema storytelling, bringing together over 100 of the most iconic movie costumes from across a century of film-making, and includes costumes of characters such as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Indiana Jones, Scarlett O'Hara and Darth Vader.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

    Michelle Rodriguez arrives on the red carpet for the V&A Hollywood Costume Dinner at the V&A museum in west London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 The exhibition explores the role costume design plays in cinema storytelling, bringing together over 100 of the most iconic movie costumes from across a century of film-making, and includes costumes of characters such as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Indiana Jones, Scarlett O'Hara and Darth Vader.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Michelle Rodriguez arrives on the red carpet for the V&A Hollywood Costume Dinner at the V&A museum in west London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012  The exhibition explores the role costume design plays in cinema storytelling, bringing together over 100 of the most iconic movie costumes from across a century of film-making, and includes costumes of characters such as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Indiana Jones, Scarlett O'Hara and Darth Vader.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

    Michelle Rodriguez arrives on the red carpet for the V&A Hollywood Costume Dinner at the V&A museum in west London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 The exhibition explores the role costume design plays in cinema storytelling, bringing together over 100 of the most iconic movie costumes from across a century of film-making, and includes costumes of characters such as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Indiana Jones, Scarlett O'Hara and Darth Vader.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Alice Temperley arrives on the red carpet for the V&A Hollywood Costume Dinner at the V&A museum in west London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012  The exhibition explores the role costume design plays in cinema storytelling, bringing together over 100 of the most iconic movie costumes from across a century of film-making, and includes costumes of characters such as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Indiana Jones, Scarlett O'Hara and Darth Vader.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

    Alice Temperley arrives on the red carpet for the V&A Hollywood Costume Dinner at the V&A museum in west London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 The exhibition explores the role costume design plays in cinema storytelling, bringing together over 100 of the most iconic movie costumes from across a century of film-making, and includes costumes of characters such as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Indiana Jones, Scarlett O'Hara and Darth Vader.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Alice Temperley arrives on the red carpet for the V&A Hollywood Costume Dinner at the V&A museum in west London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012  The exhibition explores the role costume design plays in cinema storytelling, bringing together over 100 of the most iconic movie costumes from across a century of film-making, and includes costumes of characters such as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Indiana Jones, Scarlett O'Hara and Darth Vader.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

    Alice Temperley arrives on the red carpet for the V&A Hollywood Costume Dinner at the V&A museum in west London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 The exhibition explores the role costume design plays in cinema storytelling, bringing together over 100 of the most iconic movie costumes from across a century of film-making, and includes costumes of characters such as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Indiana Jones, Scarlett O'Hara and Darth Vader.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Michael Kaplan, left, and Helena Bonham Carter arrive on the red carpet for the V&A Hollywood Costume Dinner at the V&A museum in west London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012  The exhibition explores the role costume design plays in cinema storytelling, bringing together over 100 of the most iconic movie costumes from across a century of film-making, and includes costumes of characters such as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Indiana Jones, Scarlett O'Hara and Darth Vader.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

    Michael Kaplan, left, and Helena Bonham Carter arrive on the red carpet for the V&A Hollywood Costume Dinner at the V&A museum in west London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 The exhibition explores the role costume design plays in cinema storytelling, bringing together over 100 of the most iconic movie costumes from across a century of film-making, and includes costumes of characters such as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Indiana Jones, Scarlett O'Hara and Darth Vader.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • Michael Kaplan, left, and Helena Bonham Carter arrive on the red carpet for the V&A Hollywood Costume Dinner at the V&A museum in west London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012  The exhibition explores the role costume design plays in cinema storytelling, bringing together over 100 of the most iconic movie costumes from across a century of film-making, and includes costumes of characters such as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Indiana Jones, Scarlett O'Hara and Darth Vader.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

    Michael Kaplan, left, and Helena Bonham Carter arrive on the red carpet for the V&A Hollywood Costume Dinner at the V&A museum in west London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012 The exhibition explores the role costume design plays in cinema storytelling, bringing together over 100 of the most iconic movie costumes from across a century of film-making, and includes costumes of characters such as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Indiana Jones, Scarlett O'Hara and Darth Vader.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

  • A selection of costumes showing various designs and outfits worn by actress playing royal and regal  characters seen at the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum in London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. The show at the Victoria and Albert Museum showcases more than one hundred movie costumes from a century of film-making. The exhibition opens to the public on Oct. 20, 2012 and run till 27 Jan. 2013.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
  • One of the four original pairs of 'Ruby Slippers' worn by Judy Garland playing Dorothy from the iconic 1939 Wizard of Oz film on view at the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. The slippers are on loan from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and are on display till Nov. 18, when they must return to the US, so that they are back in time for the Thanksgiving national holiday. The slippers were designed by MGM studios chief costume designer Adrian, who designed most of the costumes for the Wizard of Oz film.  The show at the Victoria and Albert Museum showcases more than one hundred movie costumes from a century of film-making. The exhibition opens to the public on Oct. 20, 2012 and run till 27 Jan. 2013.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
  • One of the four original pairs of 'Ruby Slippers' worn by Judy Garland playing Dorothy from the iconic 1939 Wizard of Oz film on view at the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. The slippers are on loan from the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and are on display till Nov. 18, when they must return to the US, so that they are back in time for the Thanksgiving national holiday. The slippers were designed by MGM studios chief costume designer Adrian, who designed most of the costumes for the Wizard of Oz film.  The show at the Victoria and Albert Museum showcases more than one hundred movie costumes from a century of film-making. The exhibition opens to the public on Oct. 20, 2012 and run till 27 Jan. 2013.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
  • The blue and white gingham pinafore dress worn by Judy Garland in her iconic  role of Dorothy designed by Adrian for the 1939 film The Wizard Of Oz, with a video portrait of garland in the background, on display at the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. The show at the Victoria and Albert Museum showcases more than one hundred movie costumes from a century of film-making. The exhibition opens to the public on Oct. 20, 2012 and run till 27 Jan. 2013. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
  • The blue and white gingham pinafore dress worn by Judy Garland in her iconic  role of Dorothy designed by Adrian for the 1939 film The Wizard Of Oz, with a video portrait of garland in the background, on display at the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012. The show at the Victoria and Albert Museum showcases more than one hundred movie costumes from a century of film-making. The exhibition opens to the public on Oct. 20, 2012 and run till 27 Jan. 2013. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
  • The green dress worn by actress Tippi Hedern for the 1963 film The Birds in which she played Melanie Daniels, the costume was designed by Edith Head for the movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock is seen on display at the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum in London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.  The show at the Victoria and Albert Museum showcases more than one hundred movie costumes from a century of film-making. The exhibition opens to the public on Oct. 20, 2012 and run till 27 Jan. 2013.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
  • The green dress worn by actress Tippi Hedern for the 1963 film The Birds in which she played Melanie Daniels, the costume was designed by Edith Head for the movie directed by Alfred Hitchcock is seen on display at the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria and Albert museum in London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012.  The show at the Victoria and Albert Museum showcases more than one hundred movie costumes from a century of film-making. The exhibition opens to the public on Oct. 20, 2012 and run till 27 Jan. 2013.(AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
  • A costume worn by British actress Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in the iconic 1939 movie 'Gone with the Wind' on display at the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. The show at the Victoria and Albert Museum showcases more than one hundred movie costumes from a century of film-making. The exhibition opens to the public on Oct. 20, 2012 and run till 27 Jan. 2013. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
  • A costume worn by British actress Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O'Hara in the iconic 1939 movie 'Gone with the Wind' on display at the Hollywood Costume exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2012. The show at the Victoria and Albert Museum showcases more than one hundred movie costumes from a century of film-making. The exhibition opens to the public on Oct. 20, 2012 and run till 27 Jan. 2013. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
  • Lorraine Ashbourne and Andy Serkis arrive on the red carpet for the V&A Hollywood Costume Dinner at the V&A museum in west London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012  The exhibition explores the role costume design plays in cinema storytelling, bringing together over 100 of the most iconic movie costumes from across a century of film-making, and includes costumes of characters such as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Indiana Jones, Scarlett O'Hara and Darth Vader.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
  • Lorraine Ashbourne and Andy Serkis arrive on the red carpet for the V&A Hollywood Costume Dinner at the V&A museum in west London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012  The exhibition explores the role costume design plays in cinema storytelling, bringing together over 100 of the most iconic movie costumes from across a century of film-making, and includes costumes of characters such as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Indiana Jones, Scarlett O'Hara and Darth Vader.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
  • Michelle Rodriguez arrives on the red carpet for the V&A Hollywood Costume Dinner at the V&A museum in west London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012  The exhibition explores the role costume design plays in cinema storytelling, bringing together over 100 of the most iconic movie costumes from across a century of film-making, and includes costumes of characters such as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Indiana Jones, Scarlett O'Hara and Darth Vader.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
  • Michelle Rodriguez arrives on the red carpet for the V&A Hollywood Costume Dinner at the V&A museum in west London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012  The exhibition explores the role costume design plays in cinema storytelling, bringing together over 100 of the most iconic movie costumes from across a century of film-making, and includes costumes of characters such as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Indiana Jones, Scarlett O'Hara and Darth Vader.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
  • Michelle Rodriguez arrives on the red carpet for the V&A Hollywood Costume Dinner at the V&A museum in west London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012  The exhibition explores the role costume design plays in cinema storytelling, bringing together over 100 of the most iconic movie costumes from across a century of film-making, and includes costumes of characters such as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Indiana Jones, Scarlett O'Hara and Darth Vader.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
  • Alice Temperley arrives on the red carpet for the V&A Hollywood Costume Dinner at the V&A museum in west London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012  The exhibition explores the role costume design plays in cinema storytelling, bringing together over 100 of the most iconic movie costumes from across a century of film-making, and includes costumes of characters such as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Indiana Jones, Scarlett O'Hara and Darth Vader.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
  • Alice Temperley arrives on the red carpet for the V&A Hollywood Costume Dinner at the V&A museum in west London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012  The exhibition explores the role costume design plays in cinema storytelling, bringing together over 100 of the most iconic movie costumes from across a century of film-making, and includes costumes of characters such as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Indiana Jones, Scarlett O'Hara and Darth Vader.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
  • Michael Kaplan, left, and Helena Bonham Carter arrive on the red carpet for the V&A Hollywood Costume Dinner at the V&A museum in west London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012  The exhibition explores the role costume design plays in cinema storytelling, bringing together over 100 of the most iconic movie costumes from across a century of film-making, and includes costumes of characters such as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Indiana Jones, Scarlett O'Hara and Darth Vader.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
  • Michael Kaplan, left, and Helena Bonham Carter arrive on the red carpet for the V&A Hollywood Costume Dinner at the V&A museum in west London, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2012  The exhibition explores the role costume design plays in cinema storytelling, bringing together over 100 of the most iconic movie costumes from across a century of film-making, and includes costumes of characters such as Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Indiana Jones, Scarlett O'Hara and Darth Vader.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

Darth Vader, Charlie Chaplin’s Little Tramp, Scarlett O’Hara and Indiana Jones have all come to London.

Not the actual characters, of course, but the outfits they made famous in some of Hollywood’s most beloved films. A new London exhibition has brought together more than 100 iconic costumes, from Chaplin’s tramp outfit to the famous ruby slippers.

The show, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, aims to tell the story of costume design.

“It’s not really about the clothes – it’s really about creating an authentic individual, every time,” said guest curator Deborah Landis.

Many of cinema’s legendary outfits are here: Scarlett O’Hara’s green velvet dress from Gone with the Wind, Indiana Jones’s leather jacket, fedora and bullwhip from Raiders of the Lost Ark, and John Travolta’s white suit from Saturday Night Fever.

Among the show’s highlights are the slippers and pinafore worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz, united for the first time since the 1939 movie was filmed. The red shoes were in fact silver in the book by Frank Baum, but the filmmakers changed their color for Technicolor.

The costumes span a century of film-making and reflect the changing times. Necklines went lower with the relaxation of censorship rules, and recent costumes had to be designed with digital technology in mind. The exhibition brings things up to date with costumes from computer-generated films like Avatar, which had to be handmade before a digital version could be assembled.

The museum’s assistant curator, Keith Lodwick, said his team spent five years on a worldwide treasure hunt, borrowing the costumes from museums, collectors and film studios.

There were plenty of glamorous gowns from Hollywood’s best-known screen sirens: Marilyn Monroe’s white halter-neck dress from “The Seven Year Itch”; Elizabeth Taylor’s cream and black gown in “Cleopatra”; and Audrey Hepburn’s sleeveless Givenchy gown in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” the little black dress that secured her status as a timeless fashion icon.

But Lodwick said the exhibition also included some unusual choices to surprise viewers expecting just outlandish sci-fi outfits and elaborate period costumes.

“All movie costumes, no matter the genre, are always meticulously researched,” Lodwick said.

Matt Damon’s casual outfit in the “Bourne Identity” action movies, for example, may “look just like a jacket and shirt, but it was meant to make him disappear into a crowd,” he said.

The show revealed other lesser-known stories behind costume making. Indiana Jones’ jacket was designed with an “action pleat” to make it easier for Harrison Ford to use his bullwhip, while designers for the cowboy romance “Brokeback Mountain” had to painstakingly select the right brand of jeans for each character to maintain authenticity — ranch hands only wore Levi’s, and rodeo riders wore Wranglers.

To coincide with the exhibition, the British Film Institute said Tuesday it was giving 500 costumes to the V&A Museum, including the Superman outfit worn by Christopher Reeve in “Superman IV.”

The exhibition opens Saturday and runs until Jan. 27.

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