Love, Desire and Riches

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Love, Desire and Riches

Barwon Park Mansion presents Love, Desire and Riches – The Fashion of Weddings. A collection of over 50 famous and rarely seen wedding gowns and accessories sourced from around the world. Romance is never without drama and costumes from great moments in literature and film will be placed along side real life love stories of the women and men of Melbourne.
The collection spans over 200 years of fashion, including pieces from the world-leading designers such as Valentino for Princess Marie Chantal of Greece. A mini retrospect of leading Australian designers – Akira Isogawa and Collette Dinnigan will showcase their fashion career. Celebrity gowns include dresses designed for Jennifer Hawkins (Maticevski) and Kyly Clarke (Alex Perry) to film and television pieces worn by Kate Winslet, Gwyneth Paltrow and Meryl Streep. A vast collection of dresses from the 18th to 21st centuries will also feature prominently within the exhibition.
WHERE: Barwon Park Mansion. 105 Inverleigh Road, Winchelsea.
WHEN: 17 December – 28 February.