200 Years of Australian Fashion

National Gallery of Victoria
As part of the Cultural Program Project Series

The first exhibition to celebrate over 200 years of Australian fashion through the work of over 90 designers and makers in a disrupted chronology which highlights key moments and platforms for the dissemination of fashion. It is a broad sweep examines what Australian fashion has been and can be. 

Dates of Exhibition: 
5 March – 31 July 2016

Opening Times: 
Daily 10AM – 5PM 

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Images: Header: Kate Victoria Wearne
Wide Thumb: DION LEE, Sydney (fashion house)
est. 2009
Dion LEE (designer)
born Australia 1985
Arc coat dress 2013 Utzon collection
wool, plastic, metal, silk
99.0 cm (centre back), 69.0 cm (waist, flat)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Yvonne Pettengell Bequest, 2014 (2014.526)
Square Thumb: Athol SHMITH
Australia 1914–90
No title (Fashion illustration. Model Ann Chapman) (c. 1961)
gelatin silver photograph
49.2 x 38.8 cm (image and sheet)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased through The Art Foundation of Victoria with the assistance of The Ian Potter Foundation, Governor, 1989 (PH66-1989)