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VMFA Opens Hollywood Costumes Exhibit

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RICHMOND (WRIC) - Have you ever wished you could see some of the most iconic costumes worn by your favorite actors in classic movies?

The new "Hollywood Costumes" exhibit is opening at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

As you enter the "Hollywood Costumes" exhibit, you are taken on a journey through some of the most memorable movies ever. There are costumes worn by Robert Deniro, John Wayne and Judy Garland In "The Wizard of Oz," complete with magical ruby red slippers.

"It is a celebration of shape and silhouette, color and character," says VMFA's Director of Design Doug Fisher. "It's all there to experience up close and in person."

The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is the only place on the East Coast to catch this exhibit. It was chosen as the exclusive venue and "Hollywood Costumes" is expected to bring people from all over to Richmond.

Highlights include the dress worn by Ginger Rogers in the 1944 film "Lady in the Dark." It was so heavy she had a hard time moving around in it.

"It has a full length minx skirt made at the height of World War II. There were restrictions on every type of textile except fur. They could buy as much as they wanted. As a result you have a 65 pound skirt that was too heavy that she could not dance in it. She could only walk in it."

Also included is the Superman costume worn by Christopher Reeve and that signature pink outfit Reese Witherspoon donned in "Legally Blonde 2."

"I never thought i would see a group of costumes so engaging and so dynamic come to Richmond and I do encourage everyone to come back and see this again and again. it's truly memorable."

The exhibit opens Saturday, November 9 and runs through February 17.

Buy tickets on VMFA's website here.

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