To coincide with the Adelaide Fashion Festival presented by Mercedes-Benz Adelaide that starts on Wednesday, October 19, the Art Gallery of South Australia will be showcasing fashion in Gallery 15.
The display showcases two historic gowns acquired by the Gallery more than 30 years ago alongside two recently acquired contemporary Australian outfits by DI$COUNT UNIVER$E and Romance Was Born, both shown at this year’s Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia.
From the elegant 18th Century Spitalfields silk to the subversive sequinned slogans of DI$COUNT UNIVER$E, these diverse garments draw the viewer in to a fashionable world of spectacle and extravagance.
The outfits, that will be on display until Friday, October 28, date from 1750, 1865 and 2016 and represent luxurious and fashionable dress in the periods in which they were made.
FASHION IN GALLERY 15