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See How Hollywood Dresses Up At The McNay's "Cut!" Exhibit

The McNay Art Museum presents another beautiful costume exhibition with "Cut! Costume and the Cinema," which shows period costumes from dozens of Hollywood blockbusters.

"It’s the largest costume collection that’s ever been presented at the McNay," said Museum Director William Chiego. "This is a chance to see a very large number of costumes made for film, and it’s a wonderful contrast to costumes made for stage." [see related story at bottom of page.]

Costumes from "Cut!" have been worn in well-known films like "Sense and Sensibility," "Pirates of the Caribbean" and "Gosford Park."

And the stars who wore them are like a who’s who of film.

"Heath Ledger, there’s an amazing costume for him, Nicole Kidman for 'The Portrait of a Lady'...Johnny Depp films, 'Pirates of the Caribbean' and just a series of wonderfully-made, historically-accurate costumes," Chiego said.

Chiego explained that this exhibition features an interactive twist: An iPad app that puts you in the costumes.

"Cut!" opens Wednesday and runs through January 19 at the McNay Art Museum.