Chanel In Context Chanel's World: Modernism & Modernity In Changing Times

Sat 4 Dec 21, 1pm

Past program

Free entry

NGV International

Great Hall
Ground Level

Take a journey into Chanel’s extraordinary world with Chanel in Context, a three-part series exploring the design, innovation, legacy and influence of Gabrielle Chanel.

Progressiveness amid conservatism; ostentation amid sobriety: In this session, NGV curators and guest panellists take a close look at the emergence and early work of Chanel in the context of Modernism, modernity and society in the first part of the twentieth century.

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Paola Di TrocchioNGV Curator, Fashion & Textiles, NGV  
Natalya LustyNatalya is Professor of Cultural Studies at the University of Melbourne and an ARC Future Fellow (2018-2022). Her work examines the aesthetic, political and cultural forms of modernism and modernity, including fashion. She is a co-founder of the Critical Fashion Studies research group at the University of Melbourne.
Dr Jess BerrySenior Lecturer, Design History and Theory, Monash University. Dr Jess Berry’s interdisciplinary research considers relationships between fashion and spatial practices. Her most recent monographs are House of Fashion: Haute Couture and the Modern Interior (Bloomsbury 2018) and Cinematic Style: Fashion, Architecture and Interior Design on Film (Bloomsbury 2022). She also undertakes research that intersects gender and spatial equity in public space through her work with the Monash University XYX Lab.
Amy de la Haye Professor Amy de la Haye is a curator, writer and tutor. She is Rootstein Hopkins Chair of Dress History & Curatorship and Joint Director of the Research Centre for Fashion Curation at London College (LCF)of Fashion, UAL. Amy has written three books about Chanel and curated the exhibition 'Coco 'Chanel: A New Portrait by Marion Pike, Paris 1976-71' (London, Milan, Washington DC 2013-17). She explored how Chanel wore and utilised flowers within her work for 'Gabrielle Chanel: A Fashion Manifesto'.
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