Bendigo Art Gallery is staging “The Costume Designer: Edith Head and Hollywood”. The exhibition honours the life and work of multiple Academy Award-winning costume designer Edith Head, considered the most significant costume designer in the history of cinema. It brings together more than 70 of her costumes, from the 1930s to the 1960s, gleaned from the archives of Paramount, the Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design and other private collections. The exhibition features garments worn by such names as Shirley Temple, Gloria Swanson, Veronica Lake, Olivia De Havilland, Jane Russell, Audrey Hepburn, Fred Astaire and Yul Brynner. Films highlighted in the exhibition include “The Ten Commandments”, “Samson and Delilah”, “The Emperor Waltz”, “Sunset Boulevard”, “Vertigo”, “I Walk Alone” and “The Heiress”. Highlights include the three-piece evening gown worn by Barbara Stanwyck in the 1941 film “The Lady Eve”, a day dress, coat and shoes worn by Shelley Winters in the 1951 film “A Place in the Sun”, a two-piece performance suit worn by Bob Hope in the 1953 film “Here Come the Girls” and Shirley Temple’s bright red costume worn in the 1934 film “Little Miss Marker”.
Ongoing, daily 10am–5pm, Bendigo Art Gallery, 42 View Street, Bendigo. 5434 6088. www.bendigoartgallery.com.au