NEVER BEFORE HAS AUSTRALIA SEEN A FASHION COLLECTION LIKE THIS
Over 100 emblematic haute couture garments created by some of the world’s leading fashion designers will debut on North Terrace in this major exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia.
Exclusive to Adelaide, Fashion Icons: Masterpieces from the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris draws on the most comprehensive collection of French fashion in the world.
Fashion Icons is an unparalleled opportunity to view legendary couture garments spanning eight decades. The exhibition examines the evolution of fashion styles through the decades to reveal modern fashion’s incredible and fascinating journey.
Stroll through time in Parisian style starting in 1947 when the couturier Christian Dior re-launched haute couture with his New Look. See fashion design blossom with the lavish splendour of the 1950s, the futurist dynamism of the 1960s, the inspired emancipation of the 1970s, the unbridled excess of the 1980s, and the pure minimalism of the 1990s, all inspiring today’s composite portrait of the 21st century.
Featuring designs by Christiane Bailly, Balenciaga, Pierre Balmain, Pierre Cardin, Gabriel Chanel, Courrèges, Comme de Garçons, Christian Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, John Galliano, John Paul Gaultier, Givenchy, Christian Lacroix, Karl Lagerfeld, Lanvin, Alexander McQueen, Issey Miyake, Emilio Pucci, Rochas, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino, Dries van Noten, Viviienne Westwood and more…
Fashion Icons has been organised by Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris in association with Art Exhibitions Australia and the Art Gallery of South Australia.
When: 25 October 2014 – 15 February 2015
Where: Art Gallery of South Australia
Images left to right:
Left: Jean-Charles de Castelbajac for Ko and Co, La Joconde, long dress, ready to wear, Autumn/Winter 1983-1984, Les Arts Décoratifs, Mode et Textile collection, gifted by the National Centre for the Arts – Department of Culture and Communications, 1986. Right: Patrick Kelly, evening dress, ready to wear, Autumn/Winter 1989-1990, Les Arts Décoratifs, Mode et Textile collection, in association with Elaine et Harold Blatt, 2005. Jean Paul Gaultier, costume made for choreographer Régine Chopinot for Le Défilé, act Manque d’air, 1985, Les Arts Décoratifs, Mode et Textile collection, with the Ballet Atlantique-Régine Chopinot, 2006. Left: Comme des Garçons, dress, ready to wear, Autumn/Winter 2012-2013, Les Arts Décoratifs, Mode et Textile collection, purchased with the support of Louis Vuitton, 2012.
Right: Valentino, evening suit, haute couture, Autumn/Winter 2007-2008, Les Arts Décoratifs, Mode et Textile collection, in association with Valentino, 2008. Art direction/photography : Thierry Dreyfus for Eyesight Group.
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