New Zealand Fashion Design was to have been the first session of The Press Christchurch Writers Festival in September. Sadly the Festival had to be cancelled in the wake of the ‘quake, but this event is still happening at Christchurch Art Gallery on October 13th at 6pm.
Angela Lassig was Senior Curator History, at the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa for eight years. She specialised in fashion and textiles and curated a number of exhibitions, including the fondly remembered (by me anyway) Japonism in Fashion.
Lassig’s New Zealand Fashion Design is a luscious look at New Zealand designers and their work over the last thirty years. She will be talking to one of the most interesting, Francis Hooper of World, accompanied by images from the World archives.
Accustom your eyes to the gorgeousness of it all by setting them on some recent acquisitions to Christchurch City Libraries’ collection of fabulous fashion books:
- Fashion: Australian & New Zealand designers
- Dress circle: New Zealand fashion design since 1940
- Alexander McQueen: genius of a generation
- Style diaries: world fashion from Berlin to Tokyo
- Fashionisto: a century of style icons
and the DVD Valentino; the last emperor – take special note of the imperial pugs; Molly, Milton, Monty, Margot, Maude and Maggie.