Saturday, December 27, 2008

'The Golden Age of Couture' in Bendigo

There is nothing I enjoy more than a good art exhibition, especially after the hectic preparations for Christmas festivities have ended; it is now time to switch to holiday mode...
Today I visited the Bendigo Art Gallery to see the 'Golden Age of Couture' Paris and London 1947-57 exhibition, traveling to Australia from the V&A, London. This is the second fashion exhibition at the Bendigo Art Gallery this year - a great coup for a regional art gallery. I hope the fashion / textile theme continues!
For a textile designer, this was a wonderfully inspiring collection of dresses, suits, accessories and fashion illustrations. What glamourous existences the owners of these creations must have lead!

Evening Dress by John Cavanagh, silk brocade, 1953.

'Bar' Suit & Hat by Christian Dior, jacket - silk shantung, skirt - wool crepe, 1947.

'Zemire' evening ensemble by Christian Dior, Cellulose acetate, 1954.

'Les Mugeuts' Evening dress by Hubert de Givenchy, 1955.

No comments:

Post a Comment