Priscilla and The Thong Dress

Priscilla and The Thong Dress
Tim Chappel and Rebel Penfold-Russell

To mark the 20th Anniversary of The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the NFSA's General Manager of Collections, Meg Labrum, interviewed costume designer Tim Chappel on stage in March 2014.

In this clip Tim discusses the design and creation of the infamous 'thong dress' featured in the film.

Hugo Weaving talks about how impossible the dress was to wear in this excerpt from his oral history in 2019.

Learn more about the film and its costumes in the NFSA curated collection.