International Women’s Day: Designing the Modern Woman
Couturières of the Early 20th Century

Fri 8 Mar, 7.30am–9.30am

Past program

NGV International

Garden Restaurant
Ground Level

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At the turn of the 20th century, French couturières Jeanne Paquin, Jeanne Lanvin and Madeleine Vionnet redefined fashion for the modern woman.

To celebrate International Women’s Day, New York-based curator April Calahan explores their legacy.

Includes a standing breakfast from 7.30am and an opportunity to view The Krystyna Campbell-Pretty Fashion Gift from 9.30am.


April Calahan is a Special Collections Curator at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City and co-creator/host of the podcast Dressed: The History of Fashion. She is the author of three books on the history of fashion and has lectured at a multitude of museums and educational institutions across the United States.

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