Mr. Darcy is coming to America.
The Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington announced Tuesday that the white shirt worn by Colin Firth in the 1995 BBC miniseries Pride and Prejudice will go on display there this summer.
The item of clothing will be part of an exhibition called “Will & Jane: Shakespeare, Austen, and the Cult of Celebrity” that opens at the library in August.
The shirt is one of several Firth wore in the film, according to The New York Times, which first reported news of its inclusion in the exhibition. It had a starring role in a now-iconic scene in which the actor’s Mr. Darcy emerges from a pond after going for a swim.
“We will be giving the Folger some Windex, to be used in what we anticipate will be a daily wiping-down of lipstick marks,” Janine Barchas, one of the exhibition’s curators, told the Times.
“Will & Jane: Shakespeare, Austen, and the Cult of Celebrity” — which is described as a “close look at these two celebrated authors’ literary afterlives” — will run at the Folger Shakespeare Library from Aug. 6-Nov. 6.