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NGV Gala David Jones Designer Gowns Collaboration

David Jones has announced an exclusive designer collaboration in celebration of the National Gallery of Victoria’s world-premier exhibition Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds. The six bespoke gowns are set to be unveiled on the David Jones red carpet at the second annual NGV Gala on Saturday, 1 December 2018.

As principle partner of the NGV Gala, David Jones has commissioned the designer collaboration which features one-off pieces, made in Australia exclusively for the NGV and David Jones by six of the department store’s renowned Australian designers: Aje, Bianca Spender, CAMILLA AND MARC, Carla Zampatti, Romance was Born and David Jones Emerging Designer, LYN-AL.

NGV Gala David Jones Designer Gowns Collaboration

The garments represent a fusion of fashion and art, taking inspiration from the work of Dutch artist M.C. Escher who is celebrated as a master of optical illusion.

David Jones CEO, David Thomas, said, “David Jones is delighted to celebrate the second annual NGV Gala as Principal Partner. We are proud to support this initiative that recognises and combines high fashion, art and design so seamlessly. An event of this calibre builds on the global standing of Australia’s fashion industry and cement’s Melbourne’s reputation as its cultural and fashion capital.”

We are very pleased to be working with such a highly regarded group of Australian designers and creatives for this exciting collaboration and as a business, are proud to support initiatives that encourage the growth of these industries in Australia.

Don’t miss out on experiencing the NGV summer blockbuster: Escher X nendo | Between Two Worlds, the exhibition is exclusive to Melbourne, only from 2 December 2018 to 7 April 2019. This world-exclusive exhibition creates a visionary and immersive exhibition that seamlessly presents the worlds of both Escher and nendo.

Escher’s unique artistic vision is traced through 160 prints and drawings, from the world’s largest collection of Escher’s work in the Gemeentemuseum, presented within a ground-breaking exhibition environment by acclaimed Japanese design studio, nendo.

NGV Gala David Jones Designer Gowns Collaboration

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