Tag Archives: Fashion

Cibo Matto at Friday Nights at Jean Paul Gaultier

Tomorrow at Friday Nights at Jean Paul Gaultier, Cibo Matto will take to the stage. Ahead of their performance, we asked them a few questions about art, fashion and music. Book tickets now.   Describe your sound in 5 words …  More

Romance Was Born Crazy crochet dress, Del eye print leggings and crochet rooster beanie

Embracing craft and textile techniques such as appliqué, crochet and tie-dye in their practice, Sydney fashion house Romance Was Born have built a repertoire of dynamic, playful and engaging work that pays little heed to convention. Outfits in their early …  More

JD Samson at Friday Nights at Jean Paul Gaultier

NGV’s Friday Nights return in style during The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. To launch the series, JD Samson will take to the stage this Friday Night. Book tickets now.   Describe your sound in 5 words or less? Positive people hugging …  More

The Case of the missing bride and the forgotten couturier

When I conceived of Fashion Detective I hoped that our investigations would turn up some interesting facts or (fingers crossed) provide some possible answers. I never thought that we would crack a case: especially one so open-ended.   Typically when …  More

An Experiment Gone Awry

The development of gas lighting transformed the streets and homes of 19th century England. The gas, distilled by burning coal in an anaerobic environment created large amounts of oily sludge known as coal tar. Coal tar was used in the …  More

Come into the parlour – A room for kids

Fashion Detective is an exhibition of unattributed works dating from the nineteenth century conceived of as a series of ‘cases’ requiring investigation. Presented as small vignettes telling different stories of analysis and deduction, the exhibition is conceptually and visually playful. …  More

The Man

Fashion Detective author Sulari Gentill and Sisters in Crime Australia authors Leigh Redhead and Phillipa Martin led a fiction writing workshop at the NGV inspired by the mysterious objects in Fashion Detective. Here is one of the best stories, as …  More