Aurelio Costarella - A 30 year retrospective

Temporary Exhibition | Updated 3 years ago

Model wearing Aurelio Costarella's garments standing in front of stained-glass windows
Aurelio Costarella
Photographer: Chantel Concei; Model: Simone Kerr

Arguably Western Australia’s most successful designer, Aurelio Costarella has enjoyed a glittering career spanning 30 years. To celebrate his success and longevity, the Western Australian Museum is delighted to host Aurelio Costarella: A 30 Year Retrospective from 2 November 2013.

This free, unique exhibition will give visitors the opportunity to step inside Aurelio’s world. Featuring exquisite garments, photographs, video and textiles, visitors can follow his progression from an emerging talent to the internationally renowned and celebrated designer he is today.

Aurelio’s work will be displayed throughout the Museum’s permanent galleries. This quirky presentation is reflective of Aurelio’s sense of fun and creative flair.

You will be able to admire the gowns worn by some of Aurelio’s high-profile local, national and international celebrity clients including Rihanna, Dita Von Teese, Tyra Banks, Nicole Scherzinger, Melissa George, Geri Halliwell, Tina Arena, Dannii Minogue, Jennifer Hawkins, Emma Booth and Naya Rivera.

This retrospective exhibition also highlights Aurelio’s commitment to the local fashion industry. In building his brand without leaving Perth, he has partnered with many Western Australian models, photographers, hair and makeup artists and other local fashion personalities, elevating the entire local industry onto the international stage.

Join us in tracing Aurelio Costarella’s journey and celebrating a remarkable WA style icon.