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February 18, 2006

The muse in museum

Kylie: An Exhibition is on through May 7 in Melbourne. Australian Flea-readers should realize what an exhition catalogue would mean to me (via Modern Fabulosity).

This is a unique glimpse into the costumes and techniques that go into creating the image of today’s pop star - the Velcro, duct tape, the wear and tear, and of course the designers – Dolce & Gabbana, Gaultier, McQueen and Chanel, to name a few.

While Kylie makes an exhibition of herself in Australia not everyone is enthralled at the idea of the same spectacle for Scotland. Glasgow's newly restored Kelvingrove Art Gallery is in negotiations to host three-hundred Kylie Minogue outfits from the collection. Julian Spalding, former director of Glasgow Museums and supergrump, believes the proposed exhibition is "not exactly intellectually stimulating or profoundly relevant to modern life." But who cares what he thinks. By all means, bring the show to Toronto instead.

Highlights include the white muslin dress by designer Jenny Bannister seen in the I Should Be So Lucky video and a pink and silver showgirl outfit from the "Intimate and Live" tour. The famous "50p" gold hot pants worn by the singer in the Spinning Around video are in the collection, as is the outfit from her role as the green fairy "Absinthe" in Moulin Rouge.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at February 18, 2006 08:43 AM

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