BLACK IN FASHION
FROM MOURNING TO NIGHT
This fashion and textiles exhibition explored the symbolism and enduring use of black in Australian and international fashion. The garments and portraits exhibited ranged from seventeenth to twentieth centuries, representing contradictions of death, power, elegance, urbanity, subversion and sex appeal through fashion and painting.
LEFT: The exhibition open to the public at NGV Australia,
BELOW: Behind the scenes,
in preparation the permanent cases are decorated in lace patterns inspired by the works of art in the exhibition.
Curators: Roger Leong, Paola Di Trocchio, Danielle Whitfield and Laura Jocic.
Exhibition Designers: Diana Dzelalija, Katherine Horseman and Johanna B Kelly.
For more on this exhibition visit NGV.