Since gracing our screens in late 2015, Australian film The Dressmaker has won over countless audiences with its witty humour, dramatic transformations and of course the incredible costumes.
The National Trust in association with Film Art Media has brought the new exhibition of Marion Boyce’s masterful costume design to Adelaide. The newly reopened Ayers House Museum will be home to the artful and elegant costume collection until the 11th of December.
The official launch of the exhibition had a great number of guests wear their own fabulous 1950’s-inspired outfits, with the grand location of Ayers House a perfect backdrop.
Designer Marion Boyce attended, along with producer Sue Maslin, and the stunning Sarah Snook, who played Gertrude, the shy small-town girl transformed by Tilly Dunnages’ dresses.
The exhibition itself is incredibly beautiful and such a pleasure to wander through. The majesty of Ayers House Museum perfectly compliments the striking gowns, in particular the beautiful ‘How To Snare A Husband’ fairytale ball gown, complete with Swarovski crystals and sequins. The sleek ‘House of Tilly’ evening gown is another standout; the sheer elegance of it, capturing the characters personality entirely.
The costumes were not the only thing on display in the rooms of Ayers House Museum; sets had been recreated from the movie. The incredible detail and work that has gone into these costumes is astounding, and the amount of care that has been taken preparing the exhibition is something else entirely.
Love the film? Love couture? Love the 1950s? Then I would highly recommend this stunning exhibition that is showcasing at Ayers House Museum from the 1st of September until the 11th of December.
Photography by Georgie Everingham.