The article helps for my summer research project as people can see authentic 19th century costumes such as waistcoasts, corsets and dresses which were at the height of fashion and were common during the era within which the film is set.
Sherlock Holmes costumes and props on display at the London Film Museum
Just yesterday we were talking about the London Film Museum and its exciting exhibition celebrating the life and career of comedy god, Charlie Chaplin (see Related Content, right) and it seems we’re heading back to the South Bank again. This time to enjoy a more modern movie marvel, that of Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes currently doing well at the box office (albeit in the blue shadow of Avatar).
The action-packed re-imagining of the beloved Conan Doyle stories stars Robert Downey Jr. as the eponymous super sleuth and Jude Law as his trusty sidekick, Dr Watson, with Rachel McAdams flying the flagfor the ladies as the sparky Irene Adler and Mark Strong as the villainous Lord Blackwood. And costumes as worn by all four of these stars, along
with used props are currently on view at this cinematic corner of the capital. As befitting of a Victorian period tale, the costumes (by Oscar-winning designer, Jenny Beaven and Melissa Meister) and props (production design by Sarah Greenwood) weren’t just picked up on the high street, and as such boast impressive historic details.
The props are all original and tailor-made for the film, while the costuming department worked with respected film and theatre rental company, Helen Uffner Vintage (their clothes also recently seen in Amelia, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull and Julie & Julia) to nail all those authentic turn of the century looks.
The movie memorabilia went on view from 21st December and will remain on show until 31st January. So if you’re interested in Holmes, Chaplin or any of the other top displays there, head to the London Film Museum.