Keren Chiaroni’s talk on 18th century revolutionary fashion, Off with Their Heads!, which was scheduled for Saturday 16 July 2011 at Te Papa, Wellington has been postponed due to unexpected circumstances.
Monthly Archives: July 2011
At the tender age of 21 Michal McKay became the fashion editor of New Zealand Vogue after a three month internship at British Vogue, where she was ‘Voguerised’. She remained with Vogue NZ until 1967, when she left to pursue an international career in magazine publishing.
With a background in journalism, Jillian Ewart became the fashion adviser for the New Zealand Wool Board in 1965, and was the dymanic force behind numerous parades and campaigns which involved not only local designers, but visiting international celebrities such as Pierre Cardin who visited NZ and Australia in 1967, Miss World and Miss Wool America. Jillian subsequently moved into television, and was responsible for developing the format for the highly successful Benson and Hedges Awards for Fashion Design.
For some behind the scenes info about New Zealand in Vogue visit Te Papa’s blog.
To open The Cutting Circle symposium Timo Rissanen (US), Julian Roberts (UK) and Holly McQuillan (NZ) are giving a free public lecture discussing their 2 week collaborative research project.
Come along at 7pm to 10A02 in the Museum Building at Massey University in Wellington on Thursday the 14th of July to hear all about the directions their exciting, innovative risk-taking fashion design practice has taken as they have searched for new ways to design and produce clothing.
Dunedin based jeweller, Victoria McIntosh, who frequently incorporates textiles into her work, is currently exhibiting in Auckland at Masterworks Gallery, Ponsonby Road. The blanket is central to her exhibition Smother (on until 24 July).
‘According to McIntosh the words envelop, wrap, enshroud and surround are only a lexical nudge from smother. The blanket that warms and covers can smother and choke. On a national tour, Smother presents new works that teeter between forms of warm-comfort and harmful restriction to explore the process of creating and presenting oneself to the world.
‘In her works, McIntosh has stitched together cream antique blanket as if it were an Elizabethan ruff; embellished with pearls and fluttering white cotton threads. In other pieces, gelatine pills and antique pastry boats have been used. The works of Smother are, first and foremost collectable objects that relate to the body and its socialisation. They are elegantly beautiful while they push the boundaries of what can be worn.’
Public talk by visiting curator Edwina Ehrman, Curator of Textiles and Fashion at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Tuesday 9 August 2011, Soundings Theatre, Level 2, Te Papa, Wellington
Edwina Ehrman is a Curator of Textiles and Fashion at the V&A. She is the curator of the touring exhibition, Unveiled: 200 years of wedding dress from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, which will open at Te Papa on 17 December 2011, and the author of the associated publication, The Wedding Dress: 300 Years of Bridal Fashions. She is a specialist in nineteenth-century textiles and fashion, with a particular interest in London.
In her talk at Te Papa Edwina Ehrman will give a behind-the-scenes insight into developing the V&A’s wedding dress exhibition. She will describe how she selected the wedding dresses for the exhibition, the insights she gained when researching the associated book and the process of dressing the mannequins and preparing them for their long journey to the other side of the world. The presentation will include images of many of the dresses and accessories that visitors can look forward to seeing in the forthcoming exhibition.
Following the lecture there will be an opportunity to purchase Edwina’s book and have her sign it.
This is a Friends of Te Papa event to which members of the public are welcome. Tickets can be purchased outside Soundings Theatre from 5.30pm on the day or via:
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Auction of the Estate of the late Alina Galasso at Theodore Bruce Auctions
Onsite Auction this Sunday at 72 Redmyre Road Strathfield, Sydney.
Alina Galasso (1946 – 2009) was an icon of the fashion industry in Australia. Born in Italy, Alina emigrated to Australia with her family in 1952, and after a successful 10 year career as a model, Alina started her own company “Fabric Fantasy”, in 1974. After a few years selling at markets in Sydney and Wollongong, Alina opened her first shop in Ann Street, Surry Hills, in 1978. By 1985 Fabric Fantasy had stores in Newcastle, Nowra and Wollongong, to go with a new larger warehouse at Commonwealth Street in Surry Hills.
The business went from strength to strength, and Fabric Fantasy imported textiles from around the world: Valentino, Marco Lagattolla, Versace, Cuccirelli, and Armani were just a few of the houses that supplied Alina.
Her celebrity client list included Kylie Minogue, Rhonda Burchmore, Jeannie Little, Kathryn Griener, Barry Humphries, Colleen McCullough and Maria Venuti; and she also supplied fabric for Opera Australia, and the films Moulin Rouge, Star Wars Episode III, and The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.
For over 30 years, until its closure in 2005, Fabric Fantasy supplied Australian fashion designers with some of the most beautiful textiles in the world.
The sale includes over 150 lots of imported hand crafted Italian furniture and fabrics including Vitrine, Sideboards, etc. Fine Antiques including Victorian Rosewood Games Table, Georgian Chest of Drawers, Artworks by Lindsay, Corsini, McDougal, Bronzes and Sculptures.
On view; Saturday July 2nd, 10AM – 4PM Sunday June 3rd, 10AM until auction start
Auction commences 12 noon
For more information contact Robert Williams on 0422 899 412, or James Badgery on 0401 595 418