The history of haute couture will be traced from its beginnings in the 19th century to its contemporary manifestation. The construction of garments often engages interdisciplinary innovation along with often performative presentation. Currently at the forefront of design and experimentation, haute couture bridges an evocative intersection between past and future.
PAOLA DI TROCCHIO is Curator, Fashion and Textiles at the NGV, Melbourne. She has curated numerous exhibitions that have recently included 200 Years of Australian Fashion and Italian Jewels: Bulgari Style.
The Johnston Collection is delighted to be a participant in the VIRGIN AUSTRALIA MELBOURNE FASHION FESTIVAL 2017 ARTS PROGRAM with three special lectures in March. The VIRGIN AUSTRALIA MELBOURNE FASHION FESTIVAL is an annual celebration of fashion, beauty, business and creative endeavour for everyone to enjoy.