If you haven’t seen the Fashion Detective exhibition, currently on at the NGV Ian Potter Centre until the end of August, I thoroughly recommend it.
The NGV team has outdone themselves this time, combining not only historical 19th century fashion but providing insights into their forensic work to determine the origins and construction of items. You’ll see and read details within the – sometimes deadly – fabric. They’ve also applied a criminal element, collaborating with crime writers to produce fiction.
Entry is free so there’s no excuse not to see it! I didn’t manage to get through it all when I was there so I’ll be back as soon as I can. Here are some pics, hope you like.