Ned Kelly: Lavender Dress Costume Sketch

Drawing of a woman wearing a Victorian-style lavender-coloured dress with high neck and ruffled skirt. The drawing shows the front and back of the dress.
Title:
Ned Kelly: Lavender Dress Costume Sketch
NFSA ID:
594271
Year:
2003
Category:
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This is a copy of an original colour drawing by costume designer Anna Borghesi for the film Ned Kelly (2003).

The sketch is of the lavender dress worn by Julia Cook (played by Naomi Watts), showing the front and back of the costume as well as an inset of the collar and bodice.

Borghesi's sketch provides a highly effective visual description of the costume, including drawing the viewer's attention to the many folds of the dress.

Placing the figure in a stable with a horse adds further context to the character, and was probably for the benefit of the film's director.