Couture and glamour have taken over Ripponlea House & Gardens in a major new exhibition of outstanding costumes featured in the movie The Dressmaker, a comedy-drama set in early 1950s Australia.
Go in pursuit of romance and style and see the striking designs by Marion Boyce and Margot Wilson. Discover the artistry and the creative techniques used in bringing the authenticity of the 1950s to the silver screen.
For lovers of 1950s tailoring and evening elegance, this exhibition is a must.
Costumes of all the favourite characters are well curated. Here is a chance to get up close and personal.
Attention to detail is what makes these outfits so true to the 1950s period. Marion Boyce chose to recreate the underwear and corsetry to ensure accuracy in representation, and to strike the right balance between waist, bust and hips.
Each exhibit can claim the ‘Wow’ factor.
From tailored suits and body flattering day wear to glamorous evening gowns, the result is fabulous.
Many of the hats are original having been sourced in Australia and beyond. So irresistible.
They are exquisite and gorgeous, exhibiting extraordinary millinery techniques.
As with the movie, the exhibition is witty and engaging. A room is devoted entirely to the character of Sergeant Horatio Farrat.
This exhibition is terrific fun whether you have seen the movie or not, you can’t help getting swept up in this show stopper. It’s a real romp.
When and where:
The Exhibition is open daily from 10am to 4pm
(last entry 3.30pm)
22 April to 31 July 2016
Rippon Lea House and Gardens
192 Hotham Street,
Elsternwick 3185 VIC2
PHONE: (03) 9523 6095 or call
Bookings Office on 03 9656 9889 Mon-Fri