A reel-time fashion coup
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.
Ivy, 3, in a ValMax dress from LM Bambini, poses next to an original Shirley Temple costume.