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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Casual glamour for day or night

If you haven’t noticed then you haven’t been looking, plush velvet is the way to add a regal finish to your style. Get on board this look by slipping into a velvet loafer or crafted slide and you’re well on your way to laid-back opulence. Cropped black trousers can get a regal finish with a...
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Check it out

Bold and beautiful, larger than life, checks are on trend and going global in the coming autumn/winter 2017 collections. Front runner of the trend is Balmain giving a modern feel to the classic black and white houndstooth. Dialling up the impact, Balmain also showed some strong attitude with bold coloured plaids. Calvin Klein kept up the...
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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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