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NGV Friday Nights

Fri 29 Sep 17, 6pm
NGV International
Ground Level

Be dazzled by Dior as DJs, dancing and dining take over NGV International.

Doors open 6pm. Headline act from 8.30pm.

GL are Melbourne duo Ella Thompson and Graeme Pogson, who together create a contemporary spin on classic disco, funk, boogie, soul and electronic pop. Supporting Chet Faker on his largest national headline tour, with sets at Splendour In The Grass, St Jerome’s Laneway Festival and Meredith Music Festival, GL’s songwriting is inviting, stylish and danceable.

In the songs of the Melbourne band Jaala, different realities are allowed to coexist. The push-and-pull is evident in frontwoman and songwriter Cosima Jaala’s textured voice as in the group’s erratic style. On Jaala’s most recent single Junior Spirit, an early taste of Jaala’s in-progress second album, she attempts and fails to leave someone.

Edward Molyneux, Coco Chanel, Elsa Schiaparelli and Jeanne Lanvin have inspired the designs of Dior. What inspires contemporary Australian designers and what are their reflections on The House of Dior?


Lois McGruer-Fraser is the Melbourne-based designer behind Lois Hazel and was named a 2017 Finalist for the National Designer Award, presented by David Jones with Harpers Bazaar. She has worked in New York, Paris, and Amsterdam, and her label, Lois Hazel, is committed to sustainable and ethical industry practices.

Paola Di Trocchio is Curator of Fashion and Textiles at the NGV. She has curated and co-curated many exhibitions since joining the NGV, including 200 Years of Australian Fashion (2016), and Edward Steichen and Art Deco Fashion (2013).