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Spring Lecture: Fashion Icons
Saturday 18 October, 2pm

Presented by Robert Reason, Coordinating Curator, Fashion Icons: Masterpieces from the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris and Curator of European and Australian Decorative Arts. In this warm up lecture, Robert Reason speaks about the excitement and vitality of Parisian style within the context of contemporary fashion design since 1947 when the couturier Christian Dior re-launched haute couture with his New Look. From that time fashion design blossomed with the lavish splendour of the 1950s, the futurist dynamism of the 1960s, the inspired emancipation of the 1970s, the unbridled excess of the 1980s, and the pure minimalism of the 1990s, all inspiring today’s composite portrait of the 21st century. This exhibition presents over 100 emblematic haute couture garments created by the world's leading fashion designers and curated by the museum’s 20th and 21st Centuries Fashion and Textile Collection Chief Curator, Pamela Golbin.
Cost: Free
Where: Radford Auditorium
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Saturday 25 October, 10.30−11.30am
The Beauty of Haute Couture
Share in a conversation about the experience of attending a haute couture show with editor-in-chief of Vogue Australia Edwina McCann and gain an insight into the creation of fashion’s pre-eminent magazine. Hosted by Mitchell Oakley Smith.
Cost: Free
Where: Radford Auditorium
Bookings essential: Call 08 8207 7035 or book online 

Members' End of Year Party and private viewing of Fashion Icons
Thursday 4 December
Celebrate Fashion Icons at our End of Year Party, highlighted with a tour of the exhibition led by Exhibition Co-ordinating Curator and Curator of Decorative Arts, Robert Reason. Enjoy fine wine, canapes and live jazz. Preceding the party, AGSA Director Nick Mitzevich wil deliver a presentation on the 2015 exhibition program. Places limited.
When: Thursday 4 December, 6-8.30pm
Director's presentation 5.30pm
Where: Atrium and the exhibition. Director's presentation will be held in the Radford Auditorium.
Bookings: Invitations will be posted, enquiries call 08 8207 7050
Cost: $70 Members and their guests
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Please note: The Art Gallery of South Australia is unable to process refunds but can offer a credit for future events if notice of your cancellation is received at least five working days prior to the event. The Gallery reserves the right to cancel events. If an event is cancelled, all registered participants will be notified and full refunds issued.