Another wonderful exhibition for your diary – it’s a way off yet but promises to be absolutely amazing for those of us who treasure vintage couture at it’s glamourous best.
What: The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947-1957. That’s Dior, sweetie!
Where: Bendigo Art Gallery
When: 7th December 2008 to 22nd March 2008
Details wantonly pinched from the BAG’s website:
Bendigo Art Gallery is proud to announce an outstanding exhibition for Summer 2008-09. The Golden Age of Couture: Paris and London 1947-1957, organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum London, will be presented in Australia exclusively at Bendigo Art Gallery.
The Golden Age of Couture explores one of the most glamorous and remarkable decades in fashion history. Starting with the impact of Christian Dior’s New Look after the Second World War, it looks at the work of Dior and his contemporaries during the period when haute couture was at its height.
95% of the garments displayed are from the Victoria and Albert’s own collection (one of the best in the world) – it’s a part of the incredible (and sadly, for me, missed) exhibition which recently closed at the V&A in London – also called The Golden Age of Couture. For those who love books, a fabulous edition is available.
This is exciting and major – here’s a pic from the V&A show – Chiffon evening gown by Jean Desses.