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11 October 2021 – 28 August 2022

400 objects that reckon with our cultural history and ever-changing relationships with the gum tree. Powerhouse Ultimo, 11 October 2021 – 28 August 2022.
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Collette Dinnigan: Unlaced

Finished 29 January 2017
Powerhouse Museum

‘Dinnigan’s sense of adventure, determination and passion have led her to become Australia’s most recognised international fashion star. She is a dynamic, inspiring woman and her influence on Australian fashion is remarkable.’
Edwina McCann, Editor-in-Chief, Vogue Australia

Exclusive to the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Collette Dinnigan: Unlaced is the first exhibition to explore the work of this internationally acclaimed Australian fashion designer.

Featuring ensembles, accessories and archival material from the Museum’s collection and Dinnigan’s personal archive, this exhibition presents her signature lace and embellished designs in a series of striking themed sets.

Realised by Anna Tregloan, an award-winning stage designer and artist, the scenes bring into focus Dinnigan’s unique creative perspective; they highlight the romantic, feminine designs that have seen her work sought after by a star-studded clientele including Taylor Swift, Dita Von Teese and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.

Behind the Scenes

Photograph by Holly Blake

Iconic fashion designer Collette Dinnigan has been creating beautiful clothing for more than 25 years. On the eve of our new exhibition, Collette Dinnigan: Unlaced, she spoke to MAAS curator Glynis Jones, about her background, inspiration and changes in the industry throughout her career.
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Collette Dinnigan: Unlaced, The Exhibition

Collette Dinnigan: Unlaced explores Dinnigan’s 25 year career across eight key experiences.

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