Orry-Kelly: Dressing Hollywood

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Old Hollywood glamour NEVER goes out of style and if you’re a lover of fabulous costume design and you’ve got a spare hour while you’re in Melbourne you’ve got to check out the Orry-Kelly; Dressing Hollywood exhibition currently on at ACMI in Fed Square.

Orry George Kelly was an Australian costume designer who made it big in Tinsel Town dressing all the huge stars for over 30 years, working on an amazing 295 films, such as classics 42nd Street and Casablanca. Like a true genius he was recognised late in his career, finally winning three Academy Awards in the 50s for best costume design for An American In Paris, Les Girls and for the fabulous outfit Marilyn wore in Some Like It Hot.

This tiny exhibition showcases just a hint of Orry-Kelly’s beautiful costumes and sketches and highlights this little known Aussie film legend. orry kelly dressing hollywood academy awardI always get super excited when I’m this close to an Academy Award!
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I need this dress in my life!

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Intricate detailing on the costume from “Les Girls”

orry kelly dressing hollywood the bride came cod costume

Negligee worn by Bette Davis in “The Bride Came C.O.D.”

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I think this little number would look just AMAZING on me. I can see myself strutting into Monday management meetings with this on, can you?!

This free exhibition (woohoo!) is open daily from 10am – 5pm and runs til the 17th January 2016

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