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Costume - Some Like it Hot
  • Some Like it Hot
    Orry-Kelly, born 1898 - died 1964
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Some Like it Hot

  • Object:

    Costume

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1959 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Orry-Kelly, born 1898 - died 1964 (designers)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stitching

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Film Institute

  • Museum number:

    S.1647-2015

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Costume worn by Marilyn Monroe as the character Sugar "Kane" Kowalczyk in Some Like it Hot, designed by Orry-Kelly, 1959.

The British Film Institute (BFI) acquired its costume collection for display at the Museum of the Moving Image, which existed on the South Bank in London between 1988 and 1999. The collection is made up of British, European, American and Chinese films and covers the period from the silent film era to the mid-1990s. It contains a wealth of historic and significant film costumes worn by major performers and designed by some of the 20th century’s most important film costume designers. The collection was transferred to the V&A in 2015.

Physical description

Black dress with buttons down the front and a fringed hem.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

1959 (made)

Artist/maker

Orry-Kelly, born 1898 - died 1964 (designers)

Materials and Techniques

Stitching

Dimensions

Width: 45.5 cm, Height: 109 cm approximate

Descriptive line

Costume worn by Marilyn Monroe as the character Sugar "Kane" Kowalczyk in Some Like it Hot, designed by Orry-Kelly, 1959

Materials

Cloth

Techniques

Stitching

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Film and Cinema; Costumes

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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