The Dressmaker

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The Dressmaker’s ‘50s fashions take centre stage

First Phryne Fisher’s fashions wowed us, now the stunning haute couture costumes of the critically acclaimed Australian film, The Dressmaker, are coming to turn our heads.

Adelaide’s stately Ayers House Museum will again host a major new exhibition featuring the artful and luxurious fashions that were the silent stars of the recent cinematic hit.

The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition, which opens on Thursday 1 September, features many of the costumes worn by Kate Winslet, Liam Hemsworth, South Australia’s Sarah Snook, and the cast of the movie of the same name.

It follows the runaway success of the Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries exhibition at Ayers House Museum earlier this year, which featured the costumes from the popular ABC television series.  Both exhibitions were developed for the National Trust by award-winning Australian designer Marion Boyce.


Please click here for theNational Trust SA media release 26.8.16

“This is a very intimate exhibition,” Dr Peacock said. “Visitors will be able to see how the costumes, which were inspired by Parisian couture, were carefully created for the film. The detail and artisanship are quite extraordinary.”