The peach-coloured bridesmaid's dress

Title:
The peach-coloured bridesmaid's dress
NFSA ID:
351219
Year:
1994
Courtesy:
House and Moorhouse Films
Category:
Access fees

The three peach-coloured bridesmaids’ ensembles were worn by Cheryl (Rosalind Hammond), Tania (Sophie Lee) and Janine (Belinda Jarrett) at Muriel’s wedding.

Each ensemble comprises a peach-coloured, floor-length frock with tulle skirt and lace bodice. Also part of the costume are a white petticoat, floral hairpiece, earrings and gold shoes. 

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

Each ensemble comprises a peach-coloured, floor-length frock with tulle skirt and lace bodice. Also part of the costume are a white petticoat, floral hairpiece, earrings and gold shoes. In this moment of triumph for Muriel, Tania and her friends have been temporarily transformed by their outfits into demure handmaidens to the regal bride. Just a few words of dialogue is enough, however, to remind us that the claws are only barely concealed beneath the immaculate nail varnish.