Running in Canberra from 18 April to 18 August 2019, The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition unveils original costumes from the hit Australian film at the National Film and Sound Archive for the first time. Audiences will be able to go ‘behind the seams’ and see a diverse range of haute couture costumes and vintage fashion worn by Hollywood stars and homegrown acting talents in the film, including Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, Hugo Weaving, Sarah Snook, Judy Davis, Rebecca Gibney, as well as special guests James Mackay, Sacha Horler.
The Dressmaker exhibition celebrates the artistry of the film’s sumptuous designs, as well as the transformational power of fashion. Costuming is key to any film, but fashion took on a profound level of importance in this film. Director Jocelyn Moorhouse, explains the film’s spectacular style captured a moment in time: ‘Fashion during the 1950s was very exciting because there’d been an atmosphere of restraint during the war years, and then Christian Dior and Balenciaga came along and changed everything. They changed the silhouette, they used a ridiculous amount of fabric to create works of art.’
Film stars James Mackay (Australian actor and star of Dynasty) and film star Sacha Horler (Sabndo, Secret City, Love My Way), Author Rosalie Ham and Film Producer Sue Maslin will all be in town for the launch!