Krystyna Campbell-Pretty Fashion Gift

NGV Exhibition

The Krystyna Campbell-Pretty Fashion Gift is a microcosm of the world of haute couture and Parisian fashion from the late nineteenth century to the twenty-first century. Featuring designers from Charles Frederick Worth, the celebrated ‘father of haute couture’, to the iconoclastic Alexander McQueen, the exhibition includes over 200 garments and works from the extensive fashion research collection comprising hundreds of designers’ sketches; workbooks; photographs; and fashion magazines, journals and periodicals from the early nineteenth century onwards. The selection is representative of Paris fashion and haute couture and demonstrates how a focused supporter can transform a museum collection.

Talks:

Paris Couture from the Belle Epoque to Jazz Age
Sat 2 Mar, Sun 3 Mar, 11am
Speaker: Paola Di Trocchio, Curator, Fashion and Textiles, NGV
Cost: Free
Venue: Exhibition space

Ladies First – Chanel, Grès and Vionnet
Sat 2 Mar, Sun 3 Mar, 11.30am
Speaker: Danielle Whitfield, Curator, Fashion and Textiles, NGV
Cost: Free
Venue: Exhibition space

Silk, Thread and Polyester Padding: Getting Fashion Pieces Ready to Show
Sun 3 Mar, 12pm
Speaker Skye Firth, Senior Conservator of Textiles, NGV
Cost Free
Venue Exhibition space

Fashion Revolutionaries – Yves Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen
Sun 3 Mar, 12.30pm
Speaker: Katie Somerville, Senior Curator, Fashion and Textiles, NGV
Cost: Free
Venue: Exhibition space

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Image:
ALIX, Paris (couture house)

Madame GRÈS (designer)
Evening dress 1939 {spring-summer 1939} 
silk
126.0 cm (centre back) 30.5 cm (waist, flat)
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased with funds donated by Mrs Krystyna Campbell-Pretty in memory of Mr Harold Campbell-Pretty, 2015

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