Until 7 May 2006 at the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney (something tells me I won't catch this one)... Kylie: The Exhibition - over thirty of Kylie's costumes (including the white muslin dress from the I Should Be So Lucky video and yes, those gold hotpants). It's touring from the Arts Centre, Melbourne (the exhibition draws from over 300 items donated by Kylie to their Performing Arts Collection).
"What I imagine people will want to see is the wear and tear, the ingrained makeup after fifty shows, where the audio-pack rubs – these are the things that for me, bring costumes to life."
The exhibition also includes photographs, costume designs and audio-visuals. A free podcast tour is available - it's meant to be used while walking through the exhibition, but maybe I'll try listening to it whilst browsing the Arts Centre's online exhibition, or by finding each outfit, as it's mentioned, in my Kylie: La La La book.
We went to see Kylie's Showgirl gig at Earls Court the week before she announced she was suffering from breast cancer. She was amazing - I'd never been to a huge stadium pop concert before and it more than exceeded my expectations. It was camp and colourful and glamourous - feathers, sequins, diamante - the whole shebang! (I'd love to be involved in styling costumes for a show like this.)
She changed outfits about eight times, the sets and lighting were stunning, the dancers were fantastic and - blimey - Kylie can really sing! I don't mean that nastily - it's just not what she's famous for - but she's got a great, strong voice. My favourite bit was near the end when she got the whole of Earls Court duetting with her on Especially For You - our half of the lyrics appearing in lights behind her.
Sydney Morning Herald, May 16, 2005: Behind the feathers with Team Kylie
The Offical Kylie: Showgirl site
BBC, January 13 2006: Kylie cancer treatment continues
Help fund free mammograms at the Breast Cancer Site