Best selling author of Dreaming of Dior, Charlotte Smith launches her inaugural exhibition, The History of Wool: From Functional to Fashionable, in the new Fashion and Textile Gallery in Sydney’s Surry Hills.
The exhibition explores the progression of wool from a functional fibre in the 19th century to its emergence on the fashion stage as a luxury commodity utilized by some of the world’s most prominent designers, some of whose work is included in this exhibition:
Christian Dior :: Michelle Jank :: Jenny Kee
Theirry Mugler :: Vivien Chan Shaw
The History of Wool will feature forty mannequins dressed in wool along with numerous accessories, from a Victorian bathing costume to a 1960s Dior suit to the 2009 Supreme Wool Award winning evening gown from the Australian Wool Fashion Awards (TAWFA). Classic Woolmark images from the 50s to 70s will be on display along with an historic wool growers’ banner from Trades’ Hall, Sydney.
Fashion and Textile Gallery from 9th March – 8th May
Gallery Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 11am – 3pm (closed Thursday or by appointment) Admission: $5 adults, $3 concession