Sharon Stone’s revealing `Basic Instinct` dress to go on show in London

Updated: Aug 21, 2012, 18:25 PM IST

London: Audrey Hepburn’s little black dress in ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’ and Judy Garland’s gingham pinafore in ‘The Wizard of Oz,’ are some of the iconic Hollywood outfits that will go on display at London’s V ‘n’ A museum this autumn.

Fans will now have the opportunity to see the costumes close-up as a collection of the famous outfits spanning a century of movie making.

As well as Holly Golightly’s black dress and Dorothy’s pinafore, the revealing white dress worn by actress Sharon Stone in ‘Basic Instinct’ will also be on display, the Daily Mail reported.

In the 1992 film, Stone’s character Catherine Tramell repeatedly crosses her legs during a police interrogation with Michael Douglas, leading to speculation that she was not wearing any underwear.

Other iconic costumes at the major exhibition at the museum in Kensington, west London, are Marilyn Monroe’s sheer white cocktail dress from ‘Some Like It Hot’ and Meryl Streep’s outfits from when she portrayed Margaret Thatcher in the 2011 film ‘The Iron Lady.’

Male costumes are not over-looked with Christian Bales’ Batman suit from this year’s hit ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and Daniel Radcliffe’s Gryffindor school uniform from his role as ‘Harry Potter’ also going on show.

The exhibition has involved sourcing, identifying and securing objects over the course of five years.

“This landmark exhibition will provide a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore the most beloved characters in Hollywood history and gain insight on the role of the costume designer and their vital contribution to cinema storytelling,” Deborah Nadoolman Landis, a Hollywood costume designer and a guest curator, said.

Sir Christopher Frayling, a fellow curator, added: “The design of costumes for films is often take for granted or misunderstood.

“This exhibition presents an ideal opportunity to set the record straight and will do so in a most spectacular way.”

The collectors who have loaned to the exhibition range from major motion picture studios, costume houses, public museums and archives and private individuals.

Other famous costumes include those from such films as ‘Fight Club,’ ‘Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark,’ the ‘Addams Family,’ ‘The Last Emperor’ and ‘Brokeback Mountain.’

Also on show are costumes from ‘Cleopatra,’ ‘Ben Hur,’ ‘True Grit,’ ‘Star Wars,’ ‘Who Framed Roger Rabbit’ and ‘Avatar.’