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Dominique Sirop Collection at NGV – Bountiful Benefaction

Dominique Sirop Collection at NGV – Bountiful Benefaction

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Donated to the NGV by Krystyna Campbell-Pretty in memory of her husband The Dominique Sirop Collection of Costume represents the fashionable concerns of society

Edward Steichen – Fashion Glamour and Modernity at the NGV

Edward Steichen – Fashion Glamour and Modernity at the NGV

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The glamour and modernity of Art Deco fashion, revealed through the world of photography by Edward Steichen on show at NGV, 18th October 2013 to 2nd March 2014

The Sydney Fair – Homage to Modernism Showcases Gatsby’s Era

The Sydney Fair – Homage to Modernism Showcases Gatsby’s Era

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The Great Gatsby era of fashion furniture and films has inspired The Sydney Fair – Art Deco, Vintage and 20th Century to be held at Sydney 13th – 16th June 2013

Working the Tux

Working the Tux

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Former Chanel model and fashion icon Betty Catroux says, ultimately, the sure fire way for a woman to pull off a tux is “a cool attitude”. And she is an expert, being one of the most beloved friends of Paris fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent. What a dream being dressed…

Coco Chanel – Costume & Culture

Coco Chanel – Costume & Culture

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Costume remains both a changing and eternal form of human expression. The androgynous, yet sexy, woman of the 1920’s enjoyed heavy make up in the form of bright red lipstick, white powdered and heavy black pencil strokes around the eyes. It gave her face an exotic, mysterious appearance enhanced by…

Elegance, a refinement of taste to cultivate polite society

Elegance, a refinement of taste to cultivate polite society

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An evening of traditional elegance, say at the White House or Government House Australia, still requires a perfection of planning and wise organisation so that it appears not to be contrived at all.