It’s the most anticipated exhibition of the year, the V&A’s blockbuster autumn show and the most circled diary event in team ELLE’s calendar.
Hollywood Costume features over 100 iconic outfits from film, including Marilyn Monroe’s dress from Some Like it Hot to Keira Knightley’s green gown from Atonement.
Here’s our edit of some of the best and most memorable outfits in cinema history.
Hollywood Costume, sponsored by Harry Winston, opens at the V&A on 20 October 2012 - www.vam.ac.uk/hollywoodcostume
Read an interview with the exhibition’s senior guest curator in the November issue, on sale now
Audrey Hepburn wears a Givenchy designed long black sleeveless cocktail dress in Breakfast At Tiffany's.
Jacqueline Durran also designed the famous green satin dress Keira Knightley wore in 'Atonement'.
Beyonce wears a silver concert gown and satin gloves designed by Sharen Davis in 'Dreamgirls'.
Gwyneth Paltrow was in Oscar-winning form in this Elizabethan-era dress designed by Sandy Powell for 'Shakespeare In Love'.
Kate Hudson wears a yellow dress designed by Karen Patch in 'How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days'.
Natalie Portman wears a Rodarte-designed black tutu in 'Black Swan'.
Marilyn Monroe wears a sequined and beaded dress designed by Orry-Kelly in 'Some Like It Hot'.
Keira Knightley in a Jacqueline Durran costume for 'Anna Karenina'.
Berenice Bejo's costume in 'The Artist' was designed by Mark Bridges.
Cate Blanchett in an Elizabethan costume designed by Alexandra Byrne, 'Elizabeth: The Golden Age'.
Joan Crawford wears a full length red bugle beaded evening gown in 'The Bride Wore Red', designed by Adrian.
Judy Garland in a blue and white gingham pinafore designed by Adrian in 'The Wizard Of Oz'.
Kate Winslett wears a full length white suit with matching hat and accessories designed by Deborah L Scott in 'Titanic'.
Helena Bonham Carter wears a full length Edwardian style skirt, belt, blouse, hat and parasol in 'A Room With A View', costumes designed by John Bright and Jenny Beavan.
Sharon Stone wears a white jacket, designed by Ellen Mirojnick, during the infamous interview scene in 'Basic Instinct'.
Meryl Streep channels Margaret Thatcher in 'The Iron Lady', in an outfit designed by Consolata Boyle.
Tippi Hedren wears a moss green jacket and matching dress designed by Edith Head for 'The Birds'.