Fashion Icons is one of the most ambitious exhibitions ever held at the Art Gallery of South Australia. It is a privilege to work with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, esteemed curator Pamela Golbin and international designer Christian Biecher to bring the very best of French fashion to Adelaide. We anticipate that an exhibition of this calibre and content will have broad cross-generational appeal and provide inspiration to the Australian fashion industry.
– Nick Mitzevich, Director, Art Gallery of South Australia.
Fashion Icons: Masterpieces from the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, showcases more than 90 iconic garments spanning more than 70 years by 55 of the world’s leading fashion designers including Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Pierre Cardin, Dolce & Gabbana, Givenchy, Christian Lacroix, Pierre Balmain, John Galliano, Vivienne Westwood, Paco Rabanne and Yohji Yamamoto.
Exclusive to Adelaide, Fashion Icons will be drawn from the most comprehensive collection of French fashion in the world, the Musée des Arts Décoratifs and is curated by the museum’s Chief Curator of 20th and 21st Centuries Fashion and Textile, Pamela Golbin.
Fashion Icons will paint a unique picture of Parisian style within the context of contemporary fashion design since 1947 when the couturier Christian Dior re-launched haute couture with his New Look.
Fashion Icons is open to the public 25 October 2014 – 15 February 2015.