Melbourne often has a serious dearth when it comes to cool art exhibitions. Perhaps worsened by the fact that the only art I really love is fashion. So I was definitely excited to see the 200 Years of Australian Fashion exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. 200 years of fashion around the world would have been cool, but you can’t have everything.
Camera in hand and faux fur-clad, my mum (my original fashion partner in crime) and I set off to enjoy the exhibition. One wrong building and a very enormous parking cost later, we arrived at the exhibition. Turns out it’s at the Ian Potter Centre (or NGV Australia as it’s very sneakily indicated on the ticket) not the NGV International. Turns out parking at the NGV will cost you your life savings, regardless of whether you stay for less than 5 minutes (enough time to realise you’re at the wrong place) or not.
Anyway, I definitely enjoyed the exhibition. My few favourites were Dion Lee and the 60s sparkly shirt dress. My mum commented that they seemed to have very suspiciously skimmed quickly through the 80s. Probably purposeful for everyone’s sake. Oh and did I mention my mum actually owns one of the dresses in the exhibition? Guess you could say fashion is in my genes.
200 Years of Australian Fashion – The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, Federation Square, Melbourne (until July 31)
Ida Faux Fur scarf / Topshop jacket, bag & coat / SheIn gold skirt
Photos taken at Federation Square