Guo Pei – Couture inspired by legends

There’s nothing like seeing fashion in real life to experience exquisite craftsmanship and creativity. The outstanding exhibition showcasing the Legend collection of Chinese couturier, Guo Pei currently on display at the National Gallery of Victoria, is in a class of its own. Guo states: ‘Legends have always been one of my greatest sources of inspiration, unlocking...
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Edith Head & Hollywood – a show stopper

The Costume Designer: Edith Head and Hollywood  at Bendigo Art Gallery, September 29 to January 21, 2018  is an exhibition not to be missed. The glamour of Hollywood comes to life with this exclusive showcasing of the multi-award winning Hollywood costume designer, Edith Head. Much is owed to her inimitable talent and skill in designing costumes...
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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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