Aussie Drama, Costumes from Peebles; Dressed to Thrill: Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman Wore Scots-Made Clothing in Australia

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Aussie Drama, Costumes from Peebles; Dressed to Thrill: Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman Wore Scots-Made Clothing in Australia


Byline: Sarah Bruce

AS they saddle up and ride across the Outback, they appear to be quintessentially Australian.

But Nicole Kidman and Hugh Jackman's characters in the epic film Australia actually owe their 'traditional' garb more to the Scottish Borders than Down Under.

The leading lady and man in director Baz Luhrmann's period drama were dressed by upmarket Scots weaving firm Holland & Sherry.

The company, which boasts a Savile Row outlet, supplied garments such as moleskin trousers, dress trousers, jodhpurs, waist skirts and gauchos.

A selection of ten cloths were used to create the costumes at its headquarters in the Borders town of Peebles.

The firm kept an Australian connection by using merino wool in the manufacturing that originally came from Southern Hemisphere sheep.

Holland & Sherry's wardrobe work has been on big-screen view since the film was released on Boxing Day.

Global sales director Malcolm Campbell said: 'It is an honour for a Scottish company to have its finest cloths selected for such an outstanding film.' The film is set in northern Australia at the beginning of World War Two, with Tom Cruise's ex-wife Kidman playing an English aristocrat who inherits a cattle station.

When English cattle barons plot to take her land, she reluctantly joins forces with a rough-and-ready stockman, played by X-Men star Jackman, to drive 2,000 head of cattle across hundreds of miles of the country's most unforgiving land. …

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