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Victoria Minister for Tourism and Major Events Louise Asher

Victoria Minister for the Arts Heidi Victoria

Lights, Camera, Costume! Hollywood Costume Exhibition Opens At ACMI

Victor P Taffa

The glamour of Hollywood has arrived in Melbourne with the opening of the Australian Centre for the Moving Image’s latest blockbuster exhibition Hollywood Costume.

Minister for Tourism and Major Events Louise Asher and Minister for the Arts Heidi Victoria welcomed the exhibition as part of the Victorian Coalition Government’s Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series.

“Featuring 100 costumes by more than 50 designers, Hollywood Costume is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the clothes worn by unforgettable and beloved characters from films, from The Wizard of Oz to Titanic, Gone with the Wind to Gladiator.” Ms. Asher said.

“Five years in the making, Hollywood Costume which comes to Melbourne direct from London’s famed Victoria and Albert Museum is the most comprehensive exhibition showcasing costume design ever created.”

Items featured in the exhibition include: Marilyn Monroe’s sequined dress from Some Like It Hot (1959); the ‘little black dress’ worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961); the original Superman costume worn by Christopher Reeve (1978); and the high-tech Batman suit from The Dark Knight Rises (2012).

“Since 2004, the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces series has welcomed close to 3.8 Million people, including more than 340,000 interstate and international visitors.”

“This series has not only brought stunning exhibitions by the world’s best artisLS

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