Tuesday, 26 April 2016

The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition at Rippon Lea House and Gardens

Be transported to Dungatar in the 1950s, and experience the journey of transformation through the artful and luxurious costumes worn by Kate Winslet and the cast of The Dressmaker, based on the hit novel by Rosalie Ham.

The beautiful movie that was filmed right here in Australia, that saw Kate Winslet and Liam Hemsworth star together and many other cast members especially the women being the main star attractions with the beautiful unique and extravagant costumes designed by Marion Boyce and Margot Wilson come to life right before your eyes at Rippon Lea House & Garden in Melbourne.

I was kindly invited along to a media preview event to see the exhibition before it opens to the public where I was able to meet with Marion Boyce (costumer designer) and Rosalie Ham (author).
Rosalie quoted that in her mind she had created these pieces but there weren't' nearly as beautiful as to what Marion had created.
Marion did a fantastic job in her costumer designing that it just took your breath away with how stunning the pieces were. I fell in love with many of the dresses and it was such a hard task to select one that I liked most. The amount of detailing that went into the dresses were just applauding.

In the stunning, vintage and beauty classic mansion behind the Rippon Lea House & Garden gates will be the place of exhibition for The Dressmaker, with 50 designs under the one roof.
You will be transported and feel completely apart of the book turned movie whilst getting to see the pieces in the flesh.

Being this up close and personal with The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition; you are able to admire how much detail and artisanship that went into making the costumes.
You will be able to walk through the many rooms of the mansion viewing the costumes together with backdrops that will relay back to that exact scene the costume was worn in.
Some of the rooms feature sound back audio from the film and insightful chat on how the costumes came together.

The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition is open from Friday 22nd April until Sunday 31st July.
Tickets start from $10 for a child (5-15 years) and $20 for adults. 
Reduced ticket prices for concession and The National Trust members.
Tickets can be purchased here

What is The National Trust?
The National Trusts of Australia are community-based, non-government organisations, committed to promoting and conserving Australia's indigenous, natural and historic heritage through its advocacy work and its custodianship of heritage places and objects.

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Nuffnang and The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition. I was invited along to a preview event as media in exchange for its promotion here. I received monetary payment for this review/feature and all opinions expressed in this post are entirely my own. 


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