Newbridge Silverware’s Museum of Style Icons wil display one of the most iconic silver screen dresses in film history, Judy Garland’s blue gingham dress from the classic film The Wizard of Oz.
The iconic dress will make its way to the museum on Wednesday May 22 and will remain on display until Wednesday, July 31, 2013.
“I remember watching the Wizard of Oz as a child in complete awe,” said William Doyle, CEO of Newbridge Silverware.
“The Cowardly Lion, the Scarecrow, Auntie Em and the Tin Man all led by this wonderful character named Dorothy.
“I feel as if the Wizard himself has given us a gift to share with fans at the Museum of Style Icons. We welcome everyone to come and join us at one of Ireland’s top free attractions and enjoy a slice of movie history.”
As Dorothy Gale, Garland brought the magic of Oz to life.
The blue and white pinafore costume, which recently sold for a record sum of $480,000 at Julien’s Auctions in November 2012, includes both original blouse and pinafore.
The dress was the subject of major worldwide news prior to it being auctioned and now fans of film, celebrity and fashion can view it.
During the exhibit, the iconic costume joins Judy Garland’s “Manuela” ivory satin wedding dress designed by Tom Keogh from The Pirate (MGM 1948) which is part of the museum’s permanent collection.
- Paula Campbell