Inside the NGV Gala and Celebrating The House of Dior Exhibition

    Last night I had the pleasure of attending the inaugural National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Gala celebrating the opening of The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture. My family bought me my ticket back when the gala was first announced; I purchased my dream dress not long after and have been counting down the days in the lead up.   So what did I get for my $500 ticket?   The Opportunity To Dress Up   The moment I saw a particular red dress on the runway of Simone Rocha’s collection before last, I knew I… Continue Reading

Couture Week S/S 16

Let’s talk about couture, that heady world where a single dress can fetch a six-figure sum. A couture piece is a fantasy for almost all of us, yet despite the death of these collections being long purported and the client pool being so small, couture sales are on the rise. The world’s ultra wealthy are spending, with some clients reportedly ordering multiple outfits per collection. Haute Couture (high-sewing or high-dressmaking) in simple terms describes clothes that are made to measure. Most of us are getting around in ready to wear, pieces of clothing that are cut to a pre-determined size… Continue Reading