From Charlie Chaplin's iconic 'tramp' costume to the yellow jumpsuit worn by Uma Thurman in Kill Bill, over 100 of Hollywood's best-loved costumes will be on display in the V&A's major autumn exhibition.

Deborah Landis, veteran designer and senior curator for the show, described the process of putting it together as being like assembling the biggest jigsaw puzzle in film history – having to become a 'costume archaeologist' – a fitting description from the woman who picked out the fedora and leather jacket for Indiana Jones.

The show will investigate the costume designer's creative process, the great director-designer collaborations of the big screen and the changing social and technological context of this often-overlooked creative tranche of the industry.

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