Back in 2009, the iconic shirts from Brokeback Mountain were displayed at the Autry Museum in LA, provoking quite a reaction amongst those who visited the exhibit. This Autumn, London's wonderful Victoria and Albert, a museum well known for its exhibitions of clothing, costume and fabrics, hosts Hollywood Costume. There has been mention of Brokeback Mountain in association with the exhibition, but a source, who prefers to remain nameless, has just informed me that Jack Twist's and Ennis Del Mar's costumes from the mountain arrived at the V&A over Christmas.
They are currently in conservation at the V&A and being treated with the utmost care. What is especially moving is that the outfits are standing together in the studio, touching, and making everyone who sees them or works with them stop and take a moment (I've seen a photo and so I can see why). I'm told that Jack's jeans have dark streaks on them. The gloves and boots arrived separately and are also being treated with great care.
The exhibition runs from 20 October 2012 until 27 January 2013 (a year from today). You can see some of the other costumes on exhibit here. This might well be an event we could get a WDW group outing together for! It's been a while. I think it could be time to hold another.
Many thanks to a good friend for the news :)
My review of The Descendants is now on MovieBrit.