Works from leading fashion houses of Paris will go on show at the South Australian Art Gallery.
Next year’s Fashion Icons exhibition will have more than 100 haute couture garments from the collection of the Musée des Arts Décoratifs.
French chief curator Pamela Golbin said the selected works would include designs from some of the fashion industry’s biggest names.
“Whether it be Cristobal Balenciaga, Gabrielle Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, you name it, all of the top French designers that show in Paris will be present in this exhibition,” she said.
“Some of the pieces we’ll be flying over, if I can say, are the most sumptuous gowns from the 1950s designed by the premier house of Christian Dior, you have some of the pieces from Yves Saint Laurent that have never been out of the country before, really the most important and iconic pieces from fashion today.”
Art Gallery director Nick Mitzevich said he was looking forward to the exhibition opening next October.
“It is a privilege to be working with the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, esteemed curator Pamela Golbin and international designer Christian Biecher to bring the best of French fashion to Australia,” he said.
“We anticipate that an exhibition of this calibre and content will have broad cross-generational appeal and provide inspiration to the Australian fashion industry.”
The exhibition will run from late October until the end of January 2015.