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The Tempest

  • Object:

    Costume

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (made)

  • Date:

    1979 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ede, Nicholas, born 1950 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Cotton ground with gold lame, synthetic net, feathers and plastic boning. Decorated with appliqué and hanging decorations.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the British Film Institute

  • Museum number:

    S.1704:1 to 2-2015

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Costume worn by Toyah Wilcox as Miranda in the film The Tempest, 1979.

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

Costume consisting of dress, collar and head piece, worn by Toyah Wilcox as Miranda in the film The Tempest, 1979.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (made)

Date

1979 (made)

Artist/maker

Ede, Nicholas, born 1950 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

Cotton ground with gold lame, synthetic net, feathers and plastic boning. Decorated with appliqué and hanging decorations.

Descriptive line

Costume worn by Toyah Wilcox as Miranda in the film The Tempest, 1979

Materials

Net; Lame; Feathers; Boning; Paper; Cotton

Techniques

Machine stitching; Hand stitching; Applied work

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Film and Cinema

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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