Author Archives: Paola Di Trocchio

Paola Di Trocchio

About Paola Di Trocchio

Assistant Curator, International Fashion and Textiles at the National Gallery of Victoria.

Jean Paul Gaultier Dress 1987

This Dress reveals Gaultier’s longstanding fascination with and transformation of lingerie. With its stretch panels and circular-stitched, cone-shaped cups quoted from 1940s and 1950s foundation garments, Gaultier’s interpretation has become a modern classic. This influential work was a precursor to …  More

Designing accessories in Edward Steichen and Art Deco Fashion

Edward Steichen and Art Deco Fashion has been the first NGV exhibition to engage costume designers for its display. Costume designers Marion Boyce and Gareth Blaha created custom headpieces for each of the 32 mannequins in the exhibition as well …  More

Behind the Scenes: creating the cover for Art Deco Fashion

The exhibition catalogue Art Deco Fashion has proved enormously popular, partly perhaps because of its striking cover. The cover references an Edward Steichen image, Mrs Robert Johnston in a Coat with mink collar, 1934, which showed a wool jacket with …  More

Edward Steichen & Art Deco Fashion

For  Edward Steichen & Art Deco Fashion, a beautiful Art Deco Jacket  c.1933 was bought by the NGV from Sydney vintage dealer and collector Clarence Chai. He collected actively from the 1960s and had sold an Art Deco dress c.1926 …  More

Permanent Collection Changes at NGV International

On Level 2 at NGV International, four pairs of boots by the Parisian shoemaker Jean-Louis François Pinet are on display alongside paintings, prints, drawings and photography from the mid-nineteenth century. The display of shoes provides an opportunity to take a …  More

New to the Collection

A recent addition to the International Fashion and Textile collection is a pair of Rayne shoes from 1954. These glitter encrusted shoes were worn by Mrs. Elsie McIntosh to the City of Melbourne Ball in honour of the visit of …  More