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With fashion art exhibitions being in vogue around the world, Adelaide is aiming to hit the heights with 60 years of Edna, Possums! A tribute to a global fashion icon. This retrospective of Dame Edna Everage's wonderful career is now showing at the Adelaide Festival Centre.
Dame Edna at 60 Years of Edna, Possums! – photo by Jenny Esots
The exhibition is on display in the Festival Centre foyer areas. There is much memorabilia and of course those memorable frocks. There are photographic portraits lining the walls and specially for the opening of the Cabaret festival, a floral display of gladioli. There is even a place reserved for her sidekick Madge Alsop, poor Madge.
Dame Edna first appeared on stage in 1955, before she was given her title. She did not have the glitzy eyewear, purple hair or the iconic fashion sense. So much has changed, as evidenced by early photographs on show here. This ordinary housewife from Moonee Ponds has gone on to set the fashion world on fire. Edna merchandise is also for sale, including several versions of her trademark glasses.
The iconic Scream dress and the little Tattslotto number - 60 Years of Edna, Possums! – photo by Jenny Esots
The exhibition highlights the wacky, wild and wanton side of Dame Edna. Her life in dresses and as a megastar. There are front covers and interviews and some of those Edna moments that no one else could get away with. Come and celebrate the unique life of Dame Edna and her gloriously quirky and fabulous wardrobe. This is a free exhibition, BYO Gladdies.