Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Costume Museum

This is kind of old news because I forgot to post it.
TELEVISION'S Mr Darcy will be staying in Nuneaton for a month - or at least his wedding costume will.

From Gwendolen Grandcourt to Frankenstein's bride, wonderful wedding wear worn by the stars of stage and screen is appearing in a unique exhibition at Nuneaton's Riversley Park museum.

The period costumes from well-loved television shows and films such as Pride and Prejudice, The House of Eliot and Frankenstein will be on display at the museum until September.

Highlights include the outfits worn by Colin Firth and Jennifer Ehle in the popular BBC adaptation of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice.

Visitors can see the blue wool tailcoat, beige trousers and leather boots worn by the English hunk, along with the beautiful cream silk dress worn by his bride - typical of the early 19th century.
"I think probably Mr Darcy and the Frankenstein costumes will be the most popular. It's something you don't get to see close up every day."

Miss Barlow, who said Jennifer Ehle's dress was her favourite in the exhibition, added: "Come and enjoy it and have a glimpse into the history and see how wedding dresses have developed up until today.

"I think you can probably all see something that is still in fashion now from all these things."

The exhibition will remain at the museum until September 10.

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