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Dressed by Angels exhibition to feature 175 years of TV and theatre costumes

The exhibition will take place at the Old Truman Brewery in October

Dressed by Angels will run at the Old Truman Brewery from 2 October.

Angels Costumiers has been dressing the world of film, TV and theatre for the last 175 years. Over seven generations of one family, Angels has become the world's premiere costume designer.

To celebrate the milestone, Tim Angel OBE and and ExhibiTours have today announced Dressed by Angels, an exhibition of costumes from the early Victorian era to the present day.

The exhibition, which opens at the Old Truman Brewery in October, will feature many interactive elements to allow visitors "a hands-on experience which will include digital games, interactive media displays and a workshop room where people can learn the intricate craft of costume progress from design to finished product."

Over 100 of Angel's costumes will be on display. Visitors will be able to see bespoke costumes made for the likes of; Laurence Olivier, Fred Astaire, Judi Dench, Tom Baker and Cate Blanchett. As well as a display of interesting photographs, letters and artefacts, providing an insight into showbiz history.

Talking about the project, Tim Angel said:

"Normally I've always said no to doing an exhibition because I think costume exhibitions are just costumes on dummies, but they were worn by people and whilst they are things, there's more of a story behind them.

"I look at them and think of all the agony that's gone into producing them and nobody actually sees that. When Richard and Carol [the exhibition's creators] came in, we found that we shared the same vision."

Dressed by Angles will open at The Old Truman Brewery on 2 October 2015. For more information and to book tickets click here.

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