Muriel's Wedding: The Dress

Title:
Muriel's Wedding: The Dress
NFSA ID:
351862
Year:
1994
Courtesy:
House and Moorhouse Films
Category:
Access fees

The spectacular wedding gown worn by Muriel (Toni Collette) features a low neckline, highly decorated bodice, ornate lace sleeves and a full skirt with a modest train in heavy ivory satin. The headpiece adds a touch of regal class to the traditional veil, through which we can still see Muriel’s wide grin.

Thanks to the generous donation of production company House and Moorhouse Films, the NFSA preserves eight of the costumes designed by Terry Ryan for Muriel’s Wedding.

Terry (Terence) Ryan has designed costumes for more than 50 productions across cinema (Starstruck, 1982; King Kong, 2006; Tomorrow, When the War Began, 2010) and television (The Cowra Breakout, 1984; Farscape, 1999-2003).

Click 'View More' below to see a 360-degree view of the costume.

Costume Designer:
Terry Ryan

The gown features a low neckline, highly decorated bodice, ornate lace sleeves and a full skirt with a modest train in heavy ivory satin. The headpiece adds a touch of regal class to the traditional veil, through which we can still see Muriel’s wide grin. While the expression on the groom’s face is not what a normal bride would expect to see, by this point in the film we are in no doubt that Muriel is not a normal bride.