Tailored Flowers at the Royal Adelaide Show: A Photo Essay

2011 at the Royal Adelaide Show marked the third and last time that Jenny Gillies, an Auckland based costume and theatre designer, bought her themed dresses to Adelaide.
In an exhibition titled ‘Naughty by Nature’ – a tribute to the Garden City – her show was a tribute to her hometown, Christchurch, which was still recovering from the February Earthquakes.

With some of the designs taking up to three months to create it is Jenny’s last show in Adelaide but her most vibrant to date with 20 horticultural themed costumes on show and in daily parades, and there were even flower dresses for children!

Royal Adelaide Show costume dresses flowers South Australia

Dressed designed to look like flowers

A tailored dress which looks like a garden - roses

A dressed tailored to look like a rose petal complete with butterfly on the hat

Costume flower garden dresses which look like flowers

Children's flower costumes on show at the Royal Adelaide show

Children tailored garden flower dress costumes

For more information on Jenny’s work check out her website.

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  • Reply
    Frankie (The Roost)
    June 19, 2012 at 3:32 am

    Oh – those dresses are lovely! I particularly like the Poppy outfit.

    • Reply
      June 19, 2012 at 11:59 am

      Thanks Frankie. 🙂
      They are really stunning – I can’t believe one woman made all of them!

  • Reply
    August 13, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Woah. These must be hard to tailor. And needed hard work too. But they’re beautiful!

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