We open the wardrobe of Australian film costumes and find stylish satins and silks, sparkling sequins and plenty of pom poms.

'What we wear tells the story of who we are', according to UK fashion doyenne Frances Corner. This is especially true of film costumes, where there is a fine line between clothes that help the actor become the character and clothes that look like amateurish disguises. 

This collection features memorable and award-winning looks from Moulin Rouge! (2001); My Brilliant Career (1979); The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994); Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975); Muriel's Wedding (1994); Starstruck (1982); The Sapphires (2012); and The Cheaters (1929).

For more film costumes, visit our Picnic at Hanging Rock, Muriel's Wedding and Undressing Priscilla online exhibitions.