Dressed by Angels in London from 2nd October 2015 – 2nd January 2016.
Group discounts are available to the WI if we have enough interest please let us know
DRESSED BY ANGELS features iconic costumes from the worlds of film, TV and theatre.
This brand new interactive exhibition tells the story behind the world’s greatest costume house, presenting visitors with an irresistible mix of costumes, drama and history.
Angels Costumiers has been dressing the world for 175 years, including Oscar and BAFTA Award winning films. Over seven generations of one family, Angels has become the premiere costumier to the world.
From Lawrence of Arabia to Titanic, from Dickens to Lillie Langtry, and from Military to Royalty: you know it, Angels has dressed it. Visitors will get exclusive access to costumes from films including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Star Wars, The Iron Lady and The Grand Budapest Hotel; TV shows Morecombe and Wise, Dr Who, 2015’s Poldark and Downton Abbey; and blockbuster musical Wicked.
Over 100 costumes have been carefully selected from Angel’s illustrious back catalogue for display. Visitors will see bespoke costumes made for Fred Astaire, Noel Coward, Laurence Olivier, Tom Baker, Judi Dench, Cate Blanchett and Meryl Streep, to name just a few. Alongside the costumes will be photographs and fascinating letters and artefacts, providing an insight into showbiz history.
Appealing to the entire family, the exhibition finishes with a look into the world of fancy dress and how so many of these costumes have their beginnings in the elaborate original film and theatre pieces.
At the Old Truman Brewery from 2 October 2015 until 3 January 2016