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Fashion Icons at the Art Gallery

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When we think of some of the fashion capitals of the world, we think of Paris, New York and London. Now, for a limited time only, Adelaide has joined that exclusive list of fashion hotspots with the hosting of the Fashion Icons exhibition at the Art Gallery of SA. The Fashion Icons exhibition representing masterpieces from the collection of The Musee Des Arts Decoratifs in Paris will be on display for all to see.

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With over 90 emblematic haute couture garments created by some of the world's leading fashion designers, this exhibition draws upon the most comprehensive collection of French fashion in the world. Fashion Icons is a rare opportunity this summer to examine the evolution of fashion styles through the decades and appreciate fashion's incredible and fascinating journey.

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The exhibition takes a stroll through time in Parisian style starting in 1947 when the couturier Christian Dior re-launched haute couture with his New Look. From there we see fashion design blossom with the lavish splendour of the 1950's, the futurist dynamism of the 1960's, the inspired emancipation of the 1970's, the unbridled excess of the 1980's, and the pure minimalism of the 1990's.

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The exhibition features designs by Christiane Bailly, Balenciaga, Pierre Cardin, Gabrielle Chanel, Christion Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, John Galliano, John Paul Gaultier, Givenchy, Christian Lacroix, Alexander McQueen, Issey Miyake, Yves Saint Laurent, Valentino and Vivienne Westwood just to name a few.

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AGF W Cafe

And if viewing fashion over the decades causes you to get hungry, why not take in some of delights from the AGF W Café on the ground floor, with a popular lunch served from noon. For those who stay a little later, there is always the First Fridays end-of-week wind-down event to partake in as well.

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Tickets are available online or at the information counter in the Art Gallery of SA.. Ticket prices are $25 for adults with discounts available for concession holders, members and children. The exhibition is open daily from 10am to 5pm until 15 February 2015.
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Why? To see the evolution of fashion
When: 25 October 2014 - 15 February 2015
Phone: 8207 7000
Where: Art Gallery of South Australia
Cost: $25 for adults, discounts for others
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