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2011/43/122 Film costume, 'Romeo + Juliet', Hawaiian shirt, Romeo, textile / wood, designed by Kym Barrett, worn by Leonardo DiCaprio, United States of America, 1996. Click to enlarge.

Hawaiian shirt from 'Romeo + Juliet' worn by Leonardo DiCaprio

Made
Catherine Martin is one of Australia's outstanding creative talents, working as a production designer, film producer and costume designer on significant film, theatre and event productions including Strictly Ballroom, Moulin Rouge, Romeo + Juliet, La Bohème and Australia. Martin's creative collaboration with husband Baz Luhrmann has produced a visually lush, musically exhilarating, poetic style of storytelling. A key feature of these productions is the costuming and sets which reflect the …

Summary

Object No.

2011/43/122

Object Statement

Film costume, 'Romeo + Juliet', Hawaiian shirt, Romeo, textile / wood, designed by Kym Barrett, worn by Leonardo DiCaprio, United States of America, 1996

Physical Description

Blue handpainted silk Hawaiian shirt. Loose fitting shirt with turn down collar, elbow length sleeves and centre front opening fastening with five wooden buttons. At centre front and back there is a red heart, pierced with a sword, crossed with pink roses over a sunburst with yellow flames. The shirt is edged with sunflowers and Calla lilies.

Brown/Red mark, proper left front chest panel. Proper left side seam has been torn lengthways. patch used on inside of shirt.

Marks

White Cloth Label - Inside proper left collar "Fox Romeo + Juliet Leonardo DiCaprio"

Dimensions

Width

470 mm

Production

Notes

This shirt was made for the film Romeo + Juliet, 1996. Catherine Martin works with a production team on each of her projects. Kym Barrett was the costume designer for Romeo + Juliet.

History

Notes

Worn by Leonardo DiCaprio as Romeo in the film Romeo + Juliet, 1996.

Catherine Martin was born in Sydney in 1965. She completed a Diploma Design course at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts in Sydney. It was here that she met and started working on projects with her future husband and creative partner Baz Luhrmann (b 1962).

Martin's first design project with Luhrmann was his experimental opera entitled Lake Lost devised for the Australian Opera in 1987, for which she and her co-designer Angus Strathie won a Victorian Green Room Award for Best Design. She has designed all of Luhrmann's subsequent productions including Strictly Ballroom (1992), Romeo + Juliet (1996) for which she received an Academy Award nomination for Best Art Direction, A Midsummer Night's Dream (various season's 1993, 1994, 1996, 2000, 2003) Moulin Rouge (2001) for which Martin won Academy Awards for Best Costume Design and best Production Design, La Bohème (various productions, 1990, 1993, 1996, 2002, 2003, 2004) and Australia (2008).

Catherine Martin and Baz Luhrmann married in 1997 and in the same year co-founded their film, theatre and entertainment production company Bazmark Inq and its subsidiaries Bazmark Live and Bazmark Music.

Source

Credit Line

Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program by Catherine Martin, 2011

Acquisition Date

21 June 2011

Cite this Object

Harvard

Hawaiian shirt from 'Romeo + Juliet' worn by Leonardo DiCaprio 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 7 December 2021, <https://ma.as/414586>

Wikipedia

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