Bert Stern, born in the USA, 1930 and Baz Luhrmann, born in Australia, 1962, Photo Shoot for a picture spread featuring Kylie as 'Judy Lamour', Published in Vogue Australia, January 1994, Universal Studios, Los Angeles, Gelatin silver print, Courtesy Bert Stern and Baz Luhrmann, Print kindly lent by Kylie Minogue.

From the Tour Wardrobes of the Indefatigable Kylie Minogue

Can't Get You Out of My Head video from the album Fever, 2001, Video directed by Dawn Shadforth, White jersey hooded jumpsuit with draped front opening and extended slits in pants and sleeves, Designed by Fee Doran for Mrs Jones, UK, Gift of Kylie Minogue, 2004, Performing Arts Collection, The Arts Centre, Melbourne.

'an't Get You Out of My Head video from the album Fever, 2001, Video directed by Dawn Shadforth, Lavender halter-neck dress with polyester satin ribbon tile trim, based on Gucci design. Designed by Sandy Gordon, UK and Stevie Stewart, UK
Gift of Kylie Minogue, 2004, Performing Arts Collection, The Arts Centre, Melbourne.

Spinning Around video, from the album Light Years, 2000, Video directed by Dawn Shadforth, Performance photograph: Paulo Sutch, Gold jersey top with gold chain neck and back straps, Designed by Stella McCartney (UK) for Chloé (France), Gold lamé hot pants ruched at sides, Vintage, Gift of Kylie Minogue, 2004 Performing Arts Collection, Melbourne Arts Centre.

Can't Get You Out Of My Head video from the album Fever, 2001, Video directed by Dawn Shadforth, Performance photograph: Copyright EMI Records Ltd., courtesy, Parlophone Records, White jersey hooded jumpsuit with draped front opening and extended slits in pants and sleeves, Designed by Fee Doran for Mrs Jones (UK), Gift of Kylie Minogue, 2004 Performing Arts Collection, Melbourne Arts Centre.

 

Victoria & Albert Museum
Cromwell Road
+44 (0)20 7942 2000
London
Kylie – The Exhibition
February 8-June 10, 2007

The changing image of Kylie Minogue, one of the most popular contemporary style icons, will be the focus of a new exhibition at the V&A. Featuring performance costumes, accessories, album covers, photographs, music and video, the exhibition looks at how Kylie, as a performer, has used her wardrobe to create an image that is known worldwide.

Originating from the Arts Centre, Melbourne and touring from London to Manchester Art Gallery and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Glasgow, the exhibition includes around 200 objects. On display are 45 costumes and around 60 photographs. There is a peek backstage, where visitors can see sketchbooks, designs and video footage showing preparations for a Kylie tour.

The exhibition shows Kylie’s continually changing image, from 1988 onwards, from the overalls she wore as Charlene in Neighbours (1988) and the gold lamé hotpants she wore in her Spinning Around video (2000) to the white hooded jumpsuit she wore in the video for Can’t get you out of my head (2001) and the corsets by Galliano for the Showgirls tour in 2004.

The exhibition highlighst Kylie’s collaborations with leading designers, including Dolce & Gabbana, who created the complete wardrobe for the KylieFever 2002 tour, and Julien Macdonald who designed the crystal-encrusted wardrobe for the On a Night Like This 2000 tour, as well as designers such as Helmut Lang and Manolo Blahnik. It will also feature costumes Kylie has created herself in collaboration with William Baker, her London-based creative director and stylist, such as the pink Dancing Queen outfit she wore for the Intimate and Live tour (1998).

Speaking of the exhibition, Kylie said “The V&A is renowned for its superb fashion and performance collections and there isn’t a better place for this exhibition to be launched in the UK. I feel honoured to have such an important part of my career, and something so personal to me, being recognized in this way.”

Act One Silvanemesis, Planet Earth The Distant Future KylieFever tour, 2002, Costume design by Dolce & Gabbana, Italy, 2002, Courtesy Dolce & Gabbana, Design lent by Darenote Ltd, Indian ink, paint, felt-tip pen and ballpoint pen on colour photocopy.

Intimate and Live tour, (Australia and London), 1998
Dancing Queen, Pink, silver and white sequin, bugle bead and fringe 'showgirl' corset, Designed by Kylie Minogue and William Baker, UK, Realised by Suzanna Burgess, UK, Pink ostrich feather and diamanté "showgirl" tiara. Designed and realised by Philip Rhodes, Australia, Performing Arts Collection, The Arts Centre, Melbourne, Gift of Kylie Minogue, 2004.

 

The Museum Dress, 2004, Designed by Kylie Minogue, Frank Strachan, and Lisa King, Realised by Edward Meadham, UK, Silk screen-printed dress with fitted bodice and random fabric swatches and trim. Pink and black tulle underskirt, Gift of Kylie Minogue 2004, the Arts Centre, Performing Arts Collection, Photograph © Darenote Ltd 2004.