Fashion Icons Exhibition | Art Gallery of SA | Closes 15 February 2015


Fashion Icons Exhibition – Exclusive to Adelaide

Over ninety emblematic haute couture garments created by some of the world’s leading fashion designers debut on North Terrace in this major exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Exclusive to Adelaide, Fashion Icons: Masterpieces from the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, draws on the most comprehensive collection of French fashion in the world.

Fashion Icons is an unparalleled opportunity to view over ninety legendary couture garments spanning seventy years.  The exhibition examines the evolution of fashion styles through the decades to reveal modern fashion’s incredible and fascinating journey.

Stroll through time in Parisian style, beginning in 1947 when the couturier Christian Dior relaunched haute couture with his New Look. See fashion design blossom, with the lavish splendour of the 1950s, the futurist dynamism of the 1960s, the inspired emancipation of the 1970s, the unbridled excess of the 1980s, and the pure minimalism of the 1990s – all of which inform today’s composite portrait of the twenty-first century.


Above Image: Installation view Fashion Icons: Masterpieces from the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, Art Gallery of South Australia, 25 October 2014 – 15 February 2015.  Published with permission from the Art Gallery of South Australia. 

Play & Go Review

You don’t have to be a fashion connoisseur to enjoy the latest exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia.  Fashion Icons is a fascinating history of style over the past 60 odd years, showcasing everything from glamorous gowns and evening wear to show stopping capes and coats.  There is elegance, grace, originality, colour and even the most outrageous outfits out on show!  Put aside an hour or two to enjoy the exhibition, watch the films screened on the walls and learn about some of the world’s most famous designers.  Join in a tour and you will learn a great deal more than just reading the informative signage as the guides share their knowledge about a selection of the most interesting pieces.  The exhibition is suitable for all ages, male and female, with many school groups attending along with parents and grandparents enjoying the display.  While you are there be sure to stop off at the Art Gallery Cafe – they serve fabulous coffee and even the adults will enjoy colouring in the geometric printed paper table coverings!


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What:   Fashion Icons Exhibition

When:  25 October 2014 – 15 February 2015

Where:  Art Gallery of South Australia  |  North Terrace, Adelaide

Who:   All Ages

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