Modern Love

Thierry Mugler Modern LoveA selection of some of the world’s most influential designers from the past 40 years will feature in the exhibition Modern Love. In curating this exclusive exhibition, Bendigo Art Gallery has drawn on archival fashion objects from the extensive collection of the FIDM Museum at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in Los Angeles.

Modern Love focuses on approximately 60 works from the post-punk period from the 1980s to the present day from this one unique collection.  It reflects fashion in our contemporary lives with works ranging from haute couture designs such as a museum commissioned gown by Alexander McQueen through to t-shirts and Adidas high top runners.

Designers include Thom Browne, Chanel, Comme des Garçons, Dior, Ferragamo, Tom Ford, Jean Paul Gaultier, Carolina Herrera, Betsey Johnson, Patrick Kelly, Helmut Lang, Monique Lhuillier, Louboutin, Alexander McQueen, Issey Miyake, Moschino, Thierry Mugler, Hiroaki Ohya, Zac Posen, Prada, Christian Francis Roth, Ralph Rucci, Valentino, Versace, Vivienne Westwood, YSL and more.

Visitors will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in the runway experience by viewing large scale projections within the exhibition space and listen to interviews with selected designers.

Bendigo Art Gallery will be the exclusive venue for this exhibition in Australia, the first travelling exhibition of its kind from the FIDM Museum, LA.

Modern Love – Fashion visionaries from the FIDM Museum LA
Bendigo Art Gallery, View Street, Bendigo
Exhibition: 26 October 2013 – 2 February 2014
Entry fees apply

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Image: Thierry Mugler Ready-to-Wear Collection, Spring/Summer 1992, Photograph by Michel Arnaud