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AFF 2014 Fashion Icons in Conversation: Art Gallery of SA


AFF 2014 Fashion Icons in Conversation: Art Gallery of SA

Emilie La Pietra

With over 90 depictive and symbolic haute couture garments from some of the world’s most prestigious fashion designers, the Art Gallery of South Australia will debut the major exhibition Fashion Icons: Masterpieces from the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, exclusive to Adelaide.

The exhibition is an opportunity like no other with the opportunity view renowned couture garments spanned over eight decades. The exhibit examines the evolution and fascinating journey of modern fashion today, from when fashion design burst onto the scenes with profligate grandeur in the 1950's, to today's all-inspiring designs of the 21st century.

Fashion Icons in Conversation was an unparalleled opportunity to gain insight into the story behind the retrieval of the garments and the journey spanned over many years forming the distinct collection for the Fashion Icons exhibit. Program curator, Mitchell Oakley Smith, and Art Gallery decorative arts curator Robert Reason, whom each discussed the art of curating fashion, as well as the story leading up to the exhibition, were accompanied curator of the exhibition, Pamela Golbin, who specifically discussed her journey in retrieving the garments from across the world.

Pamela states 'the works selected for this exhibition perfectly illustrate the style of each of the mythical couturiers behind this history of luxury and sumptuousness. Spectacular designs by Cristobal Balenciaga, Gabrielle Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent follow one another in this chronological review, revealing the universality of fashion viewed as a history of art and beauty.'

Accompanied with food and wine, the evening was a maginifcant success, brewing excitement towards the exhibit's grand opening on the 25th of October.