The Virginia Tourism Corporation has partnered with Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (VMFA), a state institution in Richmond, VA, that supports and promotes the film industry in Virginia. VMFA’s fall exhibition, Hollywood Costume, celebrates a century of costume design and its contribution to cinematic history in American culture. Virginia is encouraging Canadian visitors to visit this exhibit, which is the exclusive East Coast stop in North America, and step behind the scenes to explore the collaborations between directors, actors and costume designers that bring to life some of the most unforgettable and beloved screen characters.
Hollywood Costume is on view Nov. 9 to Feb. 17. Visitors will experience travelling between soundstages, walking among costumes from the silent era to today’s digitally enhanced productions. The exhibition represents movies from the Golden Age to modern blockbusters, including The Wizard of Oz, Cleopatra, The Blues Brothers, Shakespeare in Love, Titanic, Moulin Rouge, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Casino Royale, Twilight: New Moon, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and The Dark Knight Rises. Hollywood Costume includes costumes that have never left private or archival collections in California, and most have never been publicly displayed or seen beyond the secure walls of studio archives. Richmond region hotels are offering special deals and packages.
(http://www.visitrichmondva.com/events/specialevents/hollywoodcostume , http://www.vmfa.museum)