Tickets are now on sale for the exhibition Fashion Icons: Masterpieces from the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris (25 October 2014 to 15 February 2015), heralding the countdown to the arrival of Paris fashion event over 90 iconic garments by 55 of the world’s leading fashion designers in Adelaide.
In 1947 Christian Dior launched his ‘New Look’. He did so in a Paris struggling with the aftermath of war. With style and panache, he reignited the fashion industry; flaunting clothing restrictions, his haute couture announced the return of beauty and glamour. Paris was again the centre of world fashion. His famous Bar Suit from that first collection and the dress Dior named Adélaïde will soon be on view in Adelaide in the extraordinary exhibition, Fashion Icons.
Made to measure for Adelaide by internationally renowned curator and leading expert in contemporary fashion, Pamela Golbin, Fashion Icons will reveal modern fashion’s incredible journey from 1947 to the present day. Only the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris has the breadth and depth in its fashion collection to tell this fascinating story. ‘We have a vast collection at Les Arts Décoratifs, and so it is wonderful to be able to select some of our masterpieces and fly them to Adelaide for this exclusive exhibition’, Ms Golbin said.
Visitors to the exhibition will also have the opportunity to delve into the rich fabric of ideas and inspiration behind fashion and haute couture with the Fashion Icons events program. Specially curated by Mitchell Oakley Smith and Alison Kubler, authors of Art/Fashion in the 21st Century, the events program includes engaging panels, hands on workshops and master classes, fashion film screenings, after-hours events and industry talks.
Events program highlights include:
Some of the country’s best and brightest will share their skills and secrets in exclusive workshops including world-renowned fashion illustrator Kerrie Hess, Australia’s pre-eminent fashion designer Tony Maticevski and one of Australia’s leading fashion photographers Georges Antoni.
There will also be special events including a screening of the documentary Premiere, followed by a live discussion with designer Kim Ellery. A compelling film program that will bring to life the people, places and fashionable faces of haute couture and for an instant hit of glamour a comprehensive lunchtime talks program featuring designer Carla Zampatti, dress historians Margot Riley and Dr Nadia Buick, galleries Anna Schwartz etc.
Want to know more? A host of well-known fashion names, from editors and designers, to curators and collectors, will share their knowledge in panels such as The Art of Collecting: The Stories Behind Vintage Fashion and The Return of Male Sartorial Elegance.
For more information visit http://fashionicons.com.au/