Powerhouse Museum honours Collette Dinnigan’s career with ‘Unlaced’ exhibition

Acclaimed fashion designer Collette Dinnigan has been honoured with a retrospective of her career at an exhibition in Sydney.

The Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences presents an exhibition exploring the work of internationally renowned Australian fashion designer, Collette Dinnigan, opening exclusively at Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum in September, 2015.

Media were treated to a preview of the exhibition, which was curated with designer herself, Collette Dinnigan. The exhibition covers the designer’s 25 year career, featuring over 100 garments including her signature lingerie, bridalwear, ready-to-wear and resort collections, alongside striking signature lace and embellished designs and never-before-seen objects and accessories from her personal archive.

Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (MAAS) Director, Rose Hiscock said the exhibition was a significant part of a new initiative for the Museum.

“Collette Dinnigan: Unlaced is the first exhibition to be developed by the MAAS team as part of the newly created MAAS Centre for Fashion,” said Ms. Hiscock.

“The Centre for Fashion puts creativity and design under the spotlight. It is fitting that the first exhibition under the Centre for Fashion features one of Australia’s most celebrated fashion designers.

“Collette Dinnigan is a creative tour de force and an inspiration for future generations.”

Collette Dinnigan said “Being involved in this exciting project has enabled the dynamic world of fashion and the disciplined curation of museums to fuse together. I am honoured to showcase my collections, collaborating with the best designers and museum curators, bringing audiences “behind the scenes” into the world of Collette Dinnigan. It also highlights the Powerhouse Museum and Sydney as a key destination for great fashion exhibitions, both local and international.”

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Exhibition details:
What: Collette Dinnigan: Unlaced
When: 5 September 2015 – 28 August 2016
Where: Powerhouse Museum, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo NSW 2007

Details: maas.museum/collette-dinnigan

Admission (includes general entry to Powerhouse Museum)

Adult $15
Concession $8
Children 16 years and under free
Bookings online at maas.museum/collette-dinnigan

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