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St. Louis art gallery features old Hollywood costumes
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Oct '13
Marie Antoinette dress/Gina Grafos
Marie Antoinette dress/Gina Grafos
A cinematic trip down memory lane, offering a nostalgic slice of opulent fashion extravaganza, is currently available at an exhibit featuring costumes from old Hollywood classics.
 
Titled as ‘Glamour: Costumes and Images from the Collection of Mary Strauss’, the event offers a sneak peek into the magnificent world of film and theatre glamour through the past century.
 
Scheduled to run till December 28, 2013, the exhibit displays creations from several eminent costumers of yesteryears such as Adrian, Donald Brooks, Alexandra Byrne, Edith Head, Florence Klotz, Bob Mackie, Charles Le Maire, Nolan Miller, Irene Sharaff and Valentina.
 
Taking place at the Sheldon Art Galleries, Missouri, the featured exhibits at the event are sourced from the collections of the famous St. Louis native and Fox Theatre restorer Mary Strauss as well as Kent State University and Paramount Pictures.
 
The exhibited range includes dresses worn by Norma Shearer (Marie Antoinette, 1938), Elizabeth Taylor (Cleopatra in 1963, A Little Night Music in 1977 and Poker Alice in 1987), Susan Hayward (With a Song in my Heart, 1952) and Whitney Houston during her Pacific Rim Tour.
 
In addition to costumes, the event also showcases original sketches of dresses worn by Josephine Baker and Ann-Margret and movie posters as well as video clips depicting some of the costumes in their original films.
 

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