Museum of Brisbane

Designing Hollywood: Illustrated discussion on key costume designers

  • 22 Feb 2015
  • Exhibition now closed

Discover the designers that created the styles, developed the characters and formed the icons with a lecture from Costumes from the Golden Age of Hollywood co-curator, Dr Nadia Buick.

Designing Hollywood: Illustrated discussion on key costume designers

Costume design is a form of non-verbal communication with the ability to alter character and affect the choice of actor for a particular part. A designer’s complex role was to serve the star, the film, and the narrative while also incorporating their own visual language on screen.

Dr Nadia Buick is a Brisbane-based curator, writer and researcher in fashion and design. She holds a PhD from the Creative Industries Faculty at Queensland University of Technology, specialising in curatorial practice. Through her curatorial practice she has explored the impact of memory and narrative within fashion exhibitions, particularly in relation to women’s identity.

Join Dr Buick as she discusses the superstar designers in Costumes from the Golden Age of Hollywood, including Walter Plunkett, Adrian, Edith Head, Irene, Orry-Kelly, and discover their unique style signatures and how they created stars and made history.

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