The Craft of Design - Exploring the Fashion of Collette Dinnigan and Romance Was Born

Sunday 19 May 2024 to Monday 24 June 2024

Overview

Glittering designs worn by Nicole Kidman, Queen Mary of Denmark, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Miranda Kerr and Taylor Swift now on show! Jervis Bay Maritime Museum's latest exhibition explores the…

Glittering designs worn by Nicole Kidman, Queen Mary of Denmark, Catherine, Princess of Wales, Miranda Kerr and Taylor Swift now on show!

Jervis Bay Maritime Museum's latest exhibition explores the fashion of iconic Australian fashion houses Collette Dinnigan and Romance Was Born, looking beneath the glitz and glamour and illuminating the exceptional artistry, creativity and skill that goes into crafting each remarkable piece.

Collette Dinnigan is internationally known for her exquisite attention to detail and impeccable craftsmanship. Her designs blend luxurious fabric with intricate embellishment to create garments that are elegant yet edgy. Her work speaks volumes about the power of imagination and the art of couture.

Romance was Born takes wearers on a whimsical journey through a realm of fantasy and enchantment. Their approach is a reminder that fasion is not just about clothing, its about self experience, story telling and the exploration of limitless possibilities.

This exhibition features six outfits from the Powerhouse Museum Sydney’s Romance Was Born collection, as well as eleven pieces from their Collette Dinnigan collection. It follows the journey of a designer, from small production to unique fashion house, and will undoubtedly appeal to embroiderers, lovers of fashion, anyone interested in a career in design or fashion, and practicing artists.

Actively welcomes people with access needs.

Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss

Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.

Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person

Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)

Have a step free main entrance to the building and/or reception area (includes ramps or slopes with a maximum gradient of 1:14, otherwise are too steep for wheelchairs)

Have a wheelchair accessible toilet / shower and change room

Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked

Have at least one wheelchair accessible parking space with wheelchair accessible signage clearly displayed (International standards are 3200mm wide x 2500 mm high)

Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)

Modify your cooking and cleaning practices to cater for people with food allergies or chemical intolerances (could include menus with meals free from: nuts, dairy, seafood, eggs, gluten etc)