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21 September 2016

The stunning stagecraft of one of Australia's biggest music icons has gone on show at Arts Centre Melbourne in a new exhibition, Kylie on Stage.

Costumes and shoes from the Kylie on Stage exhibition

Costumes and shoes from the Kylie on Stage exhibition at Arts Centre Melbourne

Arts Centre Melbourne today opened the free, world premiere exhibition which draws from the spectacular stage costumes of Kylie Minogue.

The exhibition includes costumes and objects from Kylie tours dating back to 1989. The vast majority of items are part of the Arts Centre's extensive Australian Performing Art Collection.

The exhibition also features a selection of designs, working drawings, photographs and footage that explore the creative process behind the costumes and provide rare glimpses into the world backstage.

Testimony to her status as a fashion and cultural icon, some of the world's greatest designers have created costumes for Kylie over the years – and many of these costumes feature in the exhibition.

The designers include Dolce & Gabbana, John Galliano, Julien Macdonald, Karl Lagerfeld and Jean Paul Gaultier, as well as local designers including Peter Morrissey and Mark Burnett.

Kylie on Stage is the first exhibition in over a decade to explore Kylie's stagecraft. The last time Arts Centre Melbourne staged an exhibition of Kylie's costumes (2004-05), it attracted almost 300,000 people locally – and went on to become one of the most visited exhibitions at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

Kylie on Stage will be open daily at Arts Centre Melbourne from 21 September 2016 to 22 January 2017. Entry free. 

For further details, visit the Arts Centre Melbourne website.