The National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) has opened the much anticipated fashion exhibition The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture. What a delightful way to welcome in Spring!
While open to families, would it be wrong of me to suggest you take some "me time" out and enjoy this exquisite exhibition sans kids?
Don't get me wrong, this stunning exhibition featuring some 140 garments from Christian Dior Couture designed between 1947 and 2017 will delight young girls and boys, but it is likely you won't quite take it all in when running around after little ones.
I'll leave that decision up to you, but what I will say is you are in for a real treat. The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture is an ambitious exhibition.
The key attraction (other than the array gorgeous frocks on display of course) is the grand sweeping staircase leading up to a mezzanine level from which you can enjoy a birds-eye view of the vast gallery space.
view from the mezzanine level
This feature piece is inspired by the iconic staircase from the Paris couture house that has featured in countless photoshoots and fashion parades over the House’s seventy-year history.
Staircase photo: @djhavanabrown via facebook.com/NGVMelbourne
This prestigious world premiere fashion exhibition is a delight to have in Melbourne. Why Australia some might ask? Dior's unique affinity with Australia goes back to the historic spring 1948 fashion parade at David Jones, Sydney, which featured 50 original creations by Christian Dior; a groundbreaking moment in the history of fashion in Australia.
Image c/o NGV
Treat yourselves and book in to see the National Gallery of Victoria's rather spectacular The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture fashion exhibition. You'll be "out-of-fashion" if you don't!
Where: NGV International, 180 St Kilda Road, Melbourne,
When: 27 August to 7 November 2017.
Tickets: $22 | Adult $26 | Concession $23.50 | Child (5–15 years) $10 | Family (2 adults 3 children) $65.