Title:Undressed: 350 Years of Underwear in Fashion
Description:The importance of underwear in fashion history cannot be overstated. The majestic shapes of 18th century court dress, the distorted hourglass shapes of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, and Diorâ€™s cinched â€˜New Lookâ€™ were all dependent upon elaborate corsetry, technologically complex petticoats, hoops, and padded underpinnings.Read More »
Title:The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece
Description:The Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece is a visually stunning and thought-provoking exploration of the human condition seen through ancient Greek eyes; with a particular focus on the human form. For over 2,000 years the Greeks experimented with representing the human body in works that range from prehistoric abstract simplicity to the full-blown realism of the age of Alexander the Great.Read More »
Date: 18/07/2014 to 20/07/2014
For three days in July, Bendigo becomes the epicenter of woollen fashion, fine food and beautiful fibre.
Since 1877, the Sheep Show has been showcasing Australiaâ€™s top wool growers and prime lamb producers and now attracts thousands of fans of woolen fashion, food and fibre.
The Sheep Showâ€™s â€˜Women of Woolâ€™ series encourages all women to take the day off to discover the wonders of wool and celebrate the women of the wool industry. You can view fine woollen designs at our Australian Wool Innovation fashion parades, see â€˜wearable artâ€™ and other amazing entries from top Woolcraft competitors. You can enjoy high tea and buy beautiful hand-crafted woolen and other products from more than 250 stallholders.
At the Festival of Lamb site you can catch cooking & carving classes and sample Australiaâ€™s best lamb.
The Sheep Show features the â€˜best of bestâ€™ sheep breeders, shearers and wool handlers in the country. You can watch shearing and wool handling competitors battle it out for top prize and speak to sheepdog trainers, watch sheepdog trials and meet farmyard animals in our animal nursery.
General Gate Entry: $22
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Date: 19/07/2014 to 26/10/2014
The importance of underwear in fashion history cannot be overstated. The majestic shapes of 18th century court dress, the distorted hourglass shapes of the Victorian and Edwardian eras, and Diorâ€™s cinched â€˜New Lookâ€™ were all dependent upon elaborate corsetry, technologically complex petticoats, hoops, and padded underpinnings.
Undressed: 350 years of Underwear in Fashion will feature highlights from the Victoria & Albert Museumâ€™s extensive collection of underwear that dates from 1750 to the present day. The exhibition looks at the history of private and intimate clothing â€“ from corsets to court mantuas and boudoir wear to bustles - exploring underwearâ€™s function in decorating and manipulating the body.
An exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Musuem, London.
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