Strike a Pose #4: Dior and I

Where: Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki, Cnr Kitchener and Wellesley Streets, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: R13

Ticket Information:

  • AAG Members: $12.50
  • AAG Members Guest: $12.50
  • Non-Members: $28.00 ($25.00 + $3.00 fees)
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Join us for a series of film screenings about the fascinating fashion industry introduced by fashion expert Angela Lassig, who puts modern-day haute couture and street apparel into historic perspective.

Belgian fashion designer Raf Simons left the Christian Dior fashion house unexpectedly in 2015, but "Dior and I" (2014) gives you a privileged, behind-the-scenes look at the creation of his first haute couture collection as Dior’s new artistic director—a true labour of love created by a dedicated group of collaborators. Melding the everyday, pressure-filled components of fashion with mysterious echoes from the iconic brand’s past, the film is also a colourful homage to the seamstresses who serve Simons’ vision.

“As carefully crafted as the clothes [..] privileging the creative process over stereotyped glamour or backstabbing” – Variety

Need to know:
- If you are a Gallery Member with a valid guest pass, you can bring a friend for the Members price.
- Doors open 2.45pm, start event 3pm.

About Angela Lassig:
Australian-born fashion expert Angela Lassig is currently working on a publication on 19th-century New Zealand dress and textiles. She has held curatorial positions at The Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Auckland War Memorial Museum and Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and in 2010 published the book New Zealand Fashion Design, which celebrates New Zealand’s top contemporary fashion designers.

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