Alexander Fury on the Making of His New Book, Dior: The Collections, 1947-2017 – Vogue

The National Gallery of Victoria is bringing to Melbourne an exhibition in celebration to the 70 years of the House of Dior, one of the world’s most prestigious couture houses.The exhibition The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture, the exhibition runs from the 27th of August to November 7th at the NGV International on St Kilda Rd.

Coincidentally Alexander Fury, fashion journalist, author and critic is launching his new book “Dior: The Collections, 1947-2017”. In the article below you can learn more about the book, author and subject, in preparation for the upcoming exhibition. It is fare to say that Christian Dior was more than a fashion designer, he made history right from his debut collection in 1947, aptly named the “New Look”,  since that first moment to today, the House of Dior has been associated with the most talented names in fashion, Yves Saint Lauren, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simmons and now Maria Grazia Chiuri, in constant renewal bringing stunning collection every year.

Source: Alexander Fury on the Making of His New Book, Dior: The Collections, 1947-2017 – Vogue

Louis Vuitton

The exhibition taking place in Dongdaemun Design Plaza, a building designed by the late architect Zaha  Hadid and Samoo, in Seoul.
The exhibition depicts the house of Louis Vuitton’s beginnings in 1854 to today, under the direction of Olivier Saillard, who is responsible for curating the event.
The exhibition is divided into 10 chapters or themes, from the house’s launch of the iconic Louis Vuitton trunk, taking the viewer into a journey though the history of this iconic French House.
Here you will see collaborations the Maison Luis Vuitton has forged with artists like, Takashi Murakami, Jeff Koons, Yayoi Kusama  and others,  resulting in commercial success, with most bags ending up as coveted collector’s items.
Special attention to the Robert Carsen’s exhibition design, it is rich and evocative of the many phases the Maison Louis Vuitton has gone through, from the specially designed car interiors, to the ‘Out of Africa’  luggage and tents used in the intrepid expeditions, all in the inimitable Louis Vuitton style.
Curator: Olivier Saillard
Artistic Director and Set Designer: Robert Carsen

 

 

 

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8 perfect matches between fashion and art | ArtsHub Australia

Loved this article by Emma Gratton from ArtsHub.

There is a few more pivotal collaborations worth a mention, one that comes to mind is that between Takashi Murakami and Louis Louis Vuitton.

Elsa and Picasso is where it all started.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Emma Clark Gratton is an ArtsHub staff writer.

Source: 8 perfect matches between fashion and art | ArtsHub Australia

The Art of Banksy – City of Melbourne

Inspired by the streets of London, this exhibition takes visitors on an artistic adventure, exploring the mind of Banksy and his satirical street art.

Source: The Art of Banksy – City of Melbourne

Comme des Garçons Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear Collection Photos – Vogue

Fashion is art at Comme des Garçons Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear Fashion Show via @voguerunway

Source: Comme des Garçons Spring 2017 Ready-to-Wear Collection Photos – Vogue

Design Museum reveals Designs of the Year 2016 nominees

Amazing ideas, for this year Design of the Year Nominees. Check this out.

This year, the Beazley Designs of the Year nominations – categorised into Graphics, Fashion, Transport, Digital, Product and Architecture – include a strong emphasis on design for social good, taking in the video game This War of Mine, a book whose pages double as water filters, and a flat-pack refugee shelter by the IKEA Foundation.

Source: Design Museum reveals Designs of the Year 2016 nominees

Grace Jones’s Indelible Influence on Contemporary Art -Via hyperallergic – by Rachel Cassandra

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Plans for Prince’s Paisley Park Home Finally Revealed |Via Vanity Fair

Plans for Prince’s Paisley Park Home Finally RevealedFans have been wondering what would happen to the musician’s iconic Minnesota compound since his death there in April.BY LAUREN LE VINEAUGUST 25, 2016 9:21 AM

Source: Plans for Prince’s Paisley Park Home Finally Revealed | Vanity Fair

GAME CHANGERS. Reinventing the 20th century silhouette on Vimeo

gamechangers 2.jpgThe exhibition ‘Game Changers – Reinventing the 20th century silhouette’ looks at the groundbreaking work of fashion designer Cristóbal Balenciaga whose innovations in the middle of the 20th century created a radically new silhouettte, in which the body got freedom of movement and architectural volumes created a space around the body.
The exhibition unites 100 unique couture and ready-to-wear silhouets by Cristóbal Balenciaga, Paul Poiret, Madeleine Vionnet, Gabrielle Chanel, but also Issey Miyake, Ann Demeulemeester, Comme des Garçons, Yohji Yamamoto, Maison Martin Margiela. With loans from prestigious collections of the museum of Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, the V&A, MUDE Lisbon and Musée Galliera.

via Opening GAME CHANGERS. Reinventing the 20th century silhouette on Vimeo

Anna Wintour talks and I will listen.

Anna Wintour on fashion, digital media and Beyoncé’s Lemonade – Vogue Australia

“We live in an age that prizes authenticity. Just look at our current Vogue cover girl Amy Schumer, whose success is built on a raw, unfiltered and very human person. Bringing personal experience and emotion to the table resonates with audiences.”

via Anna Wintour on fashion, digital media and Beyoncé’s Lemonade – Vogue Australia

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