Building a Fashion Collection

Sun 28 Apr, 12pm–1pm

Past program

Free entry

NGV International

Exhibition space
Level 2

Booked out

The Krystyna Campbell-Pretty Fashion Gift is a microcosm of the world of haute couture and Parisian fashion from the late nineteenth century to the twenty-first century and has introduced designers such as Elsa Schiaparelli, Boué Soeurs, Christian Lacroix, as well as Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel’s ‘little black dress’ in a number of styles to the NGV Collection.

How did Krystyna Campbell-Pretty build her collection and what are the stories behind her favourite pieces? What does her collection tell us about the history of fashion design and the world of haute couture?

Krystyna Campbell-Pretty, philanthropist and NGV benefactor
Katie Somerville, Senior Curator, Fashion and Textiles, NGV
Talks and discussions Fashion & Textiles The Krystyna Campbell-Pretty Fashion Gift NGV International