Christian Dior – 70 fabulous years

The National Gallery of Victoria is presenting the world-premier exhibition The House of Dior:  Seventy Years of Haute Couture with a spectacular display of over 140 garments from Christian Dior Couture designed 1947 to 2017.  Inspired by the iconic staircase from the Paris couture house, the exhibition features a lavish staircase to a mezzanine level and well designed...
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More Dior to explore

From the beginning, Christian Dior envisaged an entire look for the well-dressed woman that included, shoes, bags, make-up and fragrances which he initially designed himself.   Later, the House collaborated with milliners such as Stephen Jones and shoe designer Roger Vivier. For over ten years, the French shoe designer Roger Vivier was enlisted to create...
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The Great Wave beckons

The great wave off Kanagawa is the major draw card to the National Gallery of Victoria’s exhibition Hokusai which showcases 176 works of the celebrated Japanese artist, Katsushika Hokusai.  This is an ideal opportunity to acquaint yourself with the art of Japanese woodblocks and in doing so, you will join the ranks of Monet, Degas and Gaugin who were all...
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The elegant Block

The City of Melbourne has many fascinating lanes and shopping arcades, but there’s one iconic walkway that rises high above the rest, it’s the heritage shopping gallery known as The Block Arcade. Opening in 1892 this L shaped arcade was inspired by the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele in Milan. Natural light was to be a major charactistic of...
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