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Edward Steichen and Art Deco Fashion at National Gallery of Victoria

October 18, 2013toMarch 2, 2014

 

 

* MELBOURNE Art Deco Exhibition

Edward Steichen and Art Deco Fashion’ – over 200 of Steichen’s original vintage photographs with over forty exquisite Art Deco garments and accessories from the world’s leading designers

  • 18 October 2013 until 2 March 2014
  • National Gallery of Victoria

National Gallery of Victoria presents the first Australian survey of fashion’s most influential photographer Edward Steichen.  ‘Edward Steichen and Art Deco Fashion’ will feature over 200 of Steichen’s original vintage photographs, drawn from the vast Condé Nast Archive through the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography, alongside more than forty stunning Art Deco fashion garments and accessories that showcase the glamour and modernity of the period.

Steichen’s photographs in this exhibition will also celebrate the fashion borne of the period with over forty exquisite Art Deco garments and accessories by leading designers of the day including Chanel, Lanvin, Madeleine Vionnet, Madame Paquin and Callot Soeurs. The elegance of old Hollywood glamour and high end fashion will be seen through a range of pieces – including swimsuits, coats, evening gowns, beach pyjamas, dresses, hats, bags and shoes, as well as an early example of Chanel’s little black dress – drawn from the NGV Collection with select loans from private collections.

Edward Steichen and Art Deco Fashion will be on display at NGV International (180 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne) from 18 October 2013 until 2 March 2014. Open 10am – 5pm, closed Tuesdays. Admission fees apply: Adult $12 | Concession $10 | Family $30.

Edward Steichen and Art Deco Fashion Exhibition further information

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