A reel-time fash­ion coup

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IT may be a small dress, but it’s a big coup for the Bendigo Art Gallery in its lat­est ex­hi­bi­tion this month.

The fash­ion ex­hi­bi­tion high­lights the work of Edith Head, con­sid­ered the most sig­nif­i­cant cos­tume de­signer in film his­tory. She was nom­i­nated for 27 Academy Awards and won eight. The Cos­tume De­signer: Edith Head and Hol­ly­wood will show­case 70 of her cos­tumes, in­clud­ing Shirley Tem­ple’s first on-screen cos­tume worn in the 1934 film, Lit­tle Miss Marker.

Cu­ra­tor Tansy Cur­tain said Tem­ple’s tiny cos­tume would be a hit. “The fact we can en­cap­su­late all the per­son­al­ity of Shirley Tem­ple in one small cos­tume is won­der­ful,” Cur­tain said.

The ex­hi­bi­tion opens on Septem­ber 29.

Pic­ture: TIM CARRAFA

Ivy, 3, in a ValMax dress from LM Bam­bini, poses next to an orig­i­nal Shirley Tem­ple cos­tume.

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