Orlando, Kiera and Colin expected to ignite collectors' passions in Bath


2015-06-26 12:28:52


Orlando, Kiera and Colin expected to ignite collectors' passions in Bath

Costumes donned by leading film actors are on show in the west of England this summer

If the recent Debbie Reynolds auction of Hollywood memorabilia has whetted your appetite for film-worn collectibles, Britain-based readers may wish to head to Bath this summer.

The city's Assembly Rooms is hosting an exhibition of British costume design, and there are some real standout pieces on offer that could be highly collectible were they ever to appear at auction.

The exhibition, which runs until August 29, features Johnny Depp's Captain Jack Sparrow costume from the Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End, as well as Orlando Bloom's ensemble from The Curse of the Black Pearl.

Also on display will be Colin Firth's suit from Oscar-winning The King's Speech and several dresses from The Duchess, including those worn by Kiera Knightley.

Parts of the movie were filmed at the Assembly Rooms.

Yvonne Hellin-Hobbs, curator of the exhibition, comments: "This is a great opportunity to showcase some spectacular and iconic costumes from some great films.

"It is also a chance to bring the public's attention the design process and the designers behind them; another group of Brits on the red carpet."

Of course, in terms of value none of these is likely to ever match the $5,658,000 that recently purchased Marilyn Monroe's Seven Year Itch dress at Debbie Reynolds' Profiles in History auction.

Colin Firth: highly desirable in the collectibles world

The iconic nature of the dress and the fascination that continues to surround the actress should ensure this figure is not surpassed for a while.

Costumes worn by David Tennant and Sir Ian McKellen were among 15,000 garments auctioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) in a 55,000 sale in February.

A green embroidered doublet and breeches donned by David Tennant for his role as Berowne in Love's Labour's Lost in 2008, made 450 at the sale.

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