Actress Sarah Snook in a publicity shot for The Dressmaker, wearing a fitted, champagne-coloured, beaded gown and standing in front of some bare tree branches. In the distance you can see a brown, dusty plain and grey, cloudy sky.

The Dressmaker Costumes: 2019 Exhibition

The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition, 2019

Did You Go Behind-The-Seams?
 Mel Bondfield

    The NFSA hosted an exhibition featuring the gorgeous costumes from the hit film The Dressmaker in 2019.

    Sew… if you haven’t seen it, and you needle little fashion in your life, it’s not too late!

    Be inspired by all the fun we’ve had during the exhibition, starting with our dazzling launch featuring stars of the film Sacha Horler and James Mackay and the announcement that producer Sue Maslin is donating The Dressmaker costumes to the NFSA:

    Highlights from the launch of The Dressmaker Costume Exhibition at the NFSA, 18 April 2019.

    And not forgetting our Vintage Ball, where attendees dressed up in their '50s finery for some good old-fashioned fun:

    Highlights from the NFSA's Vintage Ball, 27 April 2019. Vintage Ball footage shot by Monkeybrush Films.

    Past Dressmaker events

    For lovers of costume design and fans of the film:

    The Dressmaker screening + Q&A with costume designer Marion Boyce: Friday 16 August 2019, 10.30am
    Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries + Q&A with costume designer Marion Boyce: Friday 16 August 2019, 6pm
    Power Dressers, a season of classic films with fantastic costumes: Friday 26 July – Saturday 3 August 2019, various times
    Friday Floor Talks - throughout July and into August at 1pm every Friday.