As we gear up for the Oscars, I'll be featuring the nominees for Best Costume Design. It's a big year for this category as the films nominated represent several vastly different historical periods. Be it eighteenth century England or San Francisco in the '70s, these films include some gorgeous threads. Today's featured movie is Australia.
Baz Luhrmann's movies are always exceptionally detailed when it comes to the way they look. Once again, it's clear there was a specific vision when it came to the way these characters dress in this epic tale set in the late 1930s/early 1940s. Not only do the costumes look amazing on the movie's two stunning stars (although, Hugh also looks pretty great without any costume) but they also contribute to the narrative, especially in the case of Kidman's character. Eventually her lavish wardrobe gives way to more relaxed frontier wear — a visual cue to the audience that Australia has won her over.
To check out a gallery of the many beautiful costumes on the great-looking actors, just read more.