Azzedine Alaïa, Christiane Bailey, Balenciaga, Pierre Balmain, Pierre Cardin, Gabriel Chanel, Christion Dior, Dolce & Gabbanna, Galliano, Jean Paul Gultier, Gievenchy, Kenzo Jap, Christian Lacroix, Karl Largerfeld, Helmut Lang, Lanvin, Alexander McQueen, Issey Miyake, Emilio Pucci, Rochas, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Dries Van Noten, Viviene Westwood..plus more
As your reading this garments for an exciting exhibition are been packed, preserved and shipped to Adelaide from Europe. A detailed exhibition of fashion garments will showcase masterpieces from the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. Which will run from 25 th October -2014 to15 February 2015 a total of 110 days in a special extended season. This will be an exclusive Australian exhibition to be held only at the Art Gallery of South Australia. 100 emblematic garments sourced exclusively for the Adelaide, S.A public Australians and international guests alike.
The exhibition will feature the best of Parisian fashion from the last 60 years, beginning from 1947 - when Christian Dior designed the new look A-line series were all the dresses had names that started with A. The garment that will feature at the beginning of the exhibition will be the Adelaide dress ending with a garment from a designer that embodies this moment in time.
Christian Dior - "Adelaide"
The exhibtion will focus on both the serious side of fashion with couture skills on display from some of the worlds most famous crafts persons to the fun side of dressing and style with celebrity worn iconic garments. The exhibition will take us through each decade of innovation, design, the women's body image and style through a chronological timeline. The overall space will reflect wit and style in terms of exhibition design. With 6 pieces behind glass and the rest open display each garment will be displayed to get the best viewing for texture and light and create a seamless palette.
LADY GAGA - D & G
Nicole Kidman - Rochas
Grace Jones - Azzedine Alaïa
Alison Kubler & Mitchell Oakley Smith the Authors from the Art fashion in the 21st century book.
Fashion films including Valentino - The last emperor and Yves Saint Laurent, up late and departure events for exclusive viewing of the Fashion Icons exhibit.
Live discussions from Australian designers Toni Matceveski - Developing fashion business in Australia and also the likes of Kym Ellery and Carla Zampatti.
As well as a exhibition book and replacing the usual Summer gallery magazine a 60 page magazine dedicated to the Fashion Icons -the September issue.
For more information on program, tickets and to sign up for news as the event comes closer visit.
Special thanks to the Art Gallery of South Australia, Marika - Lucas Edwards - communication manager, Nick Mitzevich - Art Gallery of SA director for the media invite.
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