This week we see the opening of the National Gallery of Victoria’s new blockbuster exhibition, ‘Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto’ and a blockbuster it will be. This is very exciting and big news and the gallery has created a wonderful program of events to accompany it.
From the official website:
Gabrielle Chanel. Fashion ManifestoÂ is the first exhibition in Australia to focus exclusively on the significant contribution to twentieth-century fashion culture by the renowned French couturiÃ¨re Gabrielle Chanel (1883â€“1971).
Curated by the Palais Galliera, Paris and presented in partnership with the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, the exhibition features over 100 outfits as well as jewellery, accessories, cosmetics and perfumes. Key designs are drawn from the rich holdings of the Palais Galliera and the Patrimoine de CHANEL, the heritage collections of the fashion house in Paris. These are complemented by works from public museums, including the NGV, and further private collections, creating this rare opportunity to see a comprehensive display of Gabrielle Chanelâ€™s works from the full span of her long career.
What:Â Gabrielle Chanel: Fashion Manifesto
When:Â from December 4th 2021, 10am-5pm daily
Where:Â NGV International, St Kilda Road, Melbourne VIC 3000
Cost:Â assorted.Â Book here.