Wednesday, April 24, 2019

The Krystyna Campbell - Pretty Fashion Gift

This exhibition explores the world of haute couture and Parisian fashion, from the late nineteen century to the twenty-first century.
It exhibits over 200 garments at the NGV (free entry) and archive works from the extensive Fashion Research Collection comprising hundreds of designers sketches, workbooks, photographs, journals and fashion magazines.
 Christian Dior, Paris
Village Party cocktail dress 1955

YSL established his own fashions in 1961 through to the late 70's. He took inspiration from menswear, the streets and art history. These included the safari jackets and the tuxedo suit for women.
 Alexander McQueen knew from an early age that he wanted to be a designer. In October 1996, aged 27, after already having designed 8 collections, he was appointed designer-in-chief at Givenchy in Paris.


  1. That looks like a lovely exhibition.

  2. Love seeing the dresses among the paintings.
    Those capes are certainly something special.

  3. It would have been a great show to see.
    Would have loved to be down there. I have passed this on to my friend in Lancefield who I used to go into the city with all the time

  4. How gorgeous! Thank you for posting about this.