Since 25 October until 15 February, Adelaide is putting her haute couture dress on. Panel discussions, films, workshops, talks and exhibitions will take over the Art Gallery of South Australia. We had a look at the program and here is what we don’t want to miss.
The Exhibition Fashion Icons will present masterpieces from the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. The Art Gallery of South Australia will parade the evolution of fashion since 1947, when Christian Dior re-launched haute couture with the New Look, through the 70s emancipation all the way to the 21st century and Lady Gaga’s extravaganza.
Fashion Icons is a travel through time composed of over ninety emblematic haute couture garments created by designers such as Balenciaga, Chanel, St Laurent, Dries van Noten, Givenchy or McQueen.
When? 25 October 2014 – 15 February 2015
The Workshop A photography masterclass will be held by none else then Georges Antoni. Regularly published in Haper’s Bazaar and Elle, the Australian artist’s technique and creativity are a source of inspiration for many fashion photographers.
The Talk Belgium also has room in this event with “Fashion’s Revolutionaries: The Antwerp Six”. Walter Van Beirendonck, Ann Demeulemeester, Dries Van Noten, Dirk Van Saene, Dirk Bikkembergs and Marina Yee all graduated from Antwerp’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts with a particular vision of traditional fashion…
When? 20 January 2015
The Panel Discussion Addicted to vintage shopping and bazaars? “The Art Of Collecting The Stories Behind Vintage Fashion” will prove you are right. Not only objects of art increase their value over time, so does fashion.
The Movie For those of you who haven’t watched it yet, “Christian Dior: The Man Behind The Myth” is unavoidable. Following the austerity of wartime, Christian Dior’s New Look in 1947 revolutionised the way women dressed, returning some of its lost glamour. Director Philippe Lanfranchi’s film won the Silver Medal at the New York Film Festival in 2005 for its intimate portrait of a true artist
When? 28 January 2015
More information and full programme available here.