Friday, April 13, 2012

Original movie costumes from The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel on display...

Based on the 2004 novel 'These Foolish Things' by Deborah Moggach, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel is a British comedy-drama directed by Shakespeare in Love's John Madden. The movie stars a fantastic veteran ensemble cast, boasting the likes of Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, Penelope Wilton, Tom Wilkinson and Ronald Pickup, plus Slumdog Millionaire's Dev Patel adds a youthful element.

Original movie costumes worn by Judi Dench and Dev Patel 
in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel costumes
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel costumes
The film follows a group of British retirees who have been attracted to the seemingly more exotic and less expensive life of leisure at a retirement hotel in India. They discover the Marigold Hotel is not as luxurious as they'd been promised, but they are all soon transformed by their experiences and their new life.
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movie poster
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movie poster
Louise Stjernsward is Costume Designer on the movie and these outfits featured in the film were worn by Dame Judi Dench and Dev Patel.
Outfit worn by Judi Dench as Evelyn Greenslade 
in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Judi Dench Best Exotic Marigold Hotel costume
Judi Dench outfit Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Judi Dench outfit Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Judi Dench costume
Judi Dench plays 'Evelyn', a recently widowed housewife who has had to sell her home to pay her husband's debts.

Costume worn by Dev Patel as Sonny Kapoor 
in The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
Dev Patel Best Exotic Marigold Hotel costume
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel Dev Patel costume
Dev Patel Best Exotic Marigold Hotel costume
In the movie Dev's character 'Sonny' owns and runs at the Marigold Hotel and his favourite quote is "Everything will be all right in the end... and if it's not all right then it's not yet the end".

These original costumes were photographed on display at the ArcLight Hollywood cinema on April 13, 2012.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movie poster
Best Exotic Marigold Hotel poster

11 comments:

  1. Your blog is amazing! Thanks for sharing all these wonderful costumes and props!

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  2. Thank you Jamie, it's always lovely to get some positive feedback :)

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  3. I LOVED everything Judi Dench wore in this film. Someone should catch the wave and market the line.....

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    1. I am so COMPLETELY down with your suggestion. I am OBSESSED with Judi Dench's wardrobe from this film and can not find anything that resembles it. I have no experience with that business but I truly believe there would be a huge market for a clothing line that features those clothes. So classy, comfortable, flowing, sensual and ethereal. I haven't been so mad for an actresses wardrobe since Meryl Streep's in "Out of Africa"!

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  4. Yes, I wish somebody would do that!!

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  5. I loved all the costumes...but especially, I WANT that necklace that Judi Dench wore! Is there a close-up? What was it??

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    1. i also liked her necklace and have been searching everywhere for it-- no luck.Can someone please tell us what kind it is or where it can be found?

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  6. I also love the necklace that Judi Dench wore in the movie. And I too have searched all over for it, but I haven't found it yet. If anyone has an idea of where to find it please post!

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  7. there is some similar i found on sacredjewels.com serch the neckless section.... but just kind of. still searching! :)

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  8. http://www.sacredjewels.com/Sacred-Jewels-Leaf-on-Amethyst-Chain-p/lac-n-1.htm - the image

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  9. that necklace caught my eye immediately! simplicity in jewelry design make the most beautiful pieces. they can be worn alone or layered with other pieces. i agree that the necklaces of small stone beads in simple gold links as shown on sacredjewels site are very similar. i decided to make my own but will make it in sterling silver not gold.

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