Distinguished Hollywood costume designer and curator of the Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition, Hollywood Costume, Deborah Nadoolman Landis, will present a keynote lecture whilst in Melbourne to open the exhibition at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) on Wednesday 24 April 2013.

Art Exhibition previously on at ACMI - Australian Centre for the Moving Image in Flinders Lane precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Wednesday 24 April 2013 to Wednesday 24 April 2013
Launch Wednesday 24 April 2013,


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The public event, to be held on opening day of the exhibition, Hollywood Costume – Inside the Wardrobe, will see Deborah present a lecture detailing the art of costume design and its role in cinematic storytelling.

Hollywood Costume – Inside the Wardrobe will commence with a panel session from leaders in costume design. Character, Collaboration and the Art of Dressing for the Screen will feature leading Australian film and television costumers Margot Wilson (Lantana, The Proposition, Bran Nue Dae), Edie Kurzer (South Solitary, Look Both Ways, Matching Jack) and Cappi Ireland (Kill Bill, Animal Kingdom, The Slap), and NIDA’s Head of Costume, Fiona Reilly.

What is Costume Design? with Professor Deborah Nadoolman Landis will follow the panel discussion and will include a question and answer session with the special international guest.

Five years in the making, the Hollywood Costume exhibition was conceived and curated by Deborah, appointed Senior Guest Curator at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) where the exhibition was first mounted in October 2012.

Deborah’s costume design credits include Animal House (1978), The Blues Brothers (1980), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Michael Jackson’s Thriller short (1983), Trading Places (1983) and Coming to America (1988), for which she was nominated for an Academy Award®. Deborah’s designs for Dan Aykroyd and John Belushi as the title characters in The Blues Brothers will be on show in Hollywood Costume.

Widely published on the subject of costume design, Deborah is the editor of Hollywood Costume, the publication to accompany the exhibition. Professor Landis, who received her Ph.D. from The Royal College of Art in London, is the Founding Director of the David C. Copley Centre for Costume Design at the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television, teaches at the American Film Institute and is a professor at the University of the Arts, London.

The Hollywood Costume exhibition, direct from the V&A, explores the central role costume design plays in cinema storytelling, bringing together the most iconic costumes from across a century of film-making.

Hollywood Costume illuminates the costume designer’s creative process from script to screen and reveals the collaborative dialogue that leads to the development of authentic screen characters. Using montages, film clips and sophisticated 3D projections, costumes are contextualised with their original films, while interviews with key Hollywood costume designers, directors and actors deepens the investigation.

Exclusive to Melbourne as part of Melbourne Winter Masterpieces, Hollywood Costume will show at ACMI from Wednesday 24 April to Sunday 18 August 2013. Deborah Nadoolman Landis will appear at ACMI in Hollywood Costume – Inside the Wardrobe on Wednesday 24 April at 1.30pm. Tickets to these events are on sale now: on sale now.