Object StatementPerformance costume, 'Kylie Showgirl', for Closing Ceremony of Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, silk / textile / crystal / feather / elastic / nylon / plastic, designed by Michael Wilkinson and Jennifer Irwin, made by Julie Bryant of the Costume Ceremonies Workshop, used by Kylie Minogue, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2000
Physical DescriptionPerformance costume, titled 'Kylie Showgirl', fabric, designed by Michael Wilkinson and Jennifer Irwin, made by Julie Bryant of the Costume Ceremonies Workshop, used by Kylie Minogue in the Closing Ceremony of Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2000
Costume, "Showgirl" style worn by Kylie Minogue at the closing ceremony of the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. The costume comprises an elaborate feathered headdress, and a pink, beaded body corset in a "showgirl" style. The body corset is made in hot pink shot silk, and features a halter neck and boned bodice with beaded tassels across the hip-line. Imitation crystals are attached to the neckline, bodice and pant section. The elaborate headdress consists of a tiara supporting three pink ostrich feathers above the crown. The front of the tiara includes15 prongs extending upwards in a lyrebird design, and three prongs curving downwards along either side of the jaw- line. The piece attaches to the head with three combs and an elastic strap. There is also a chrome mannequin with this costume. The mannequin was specially constructed to Ms Minogue's measurements to display the costume at the OCA's exhibition of the costumes at Homebush Bay in January 2001.
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