Meetup: Modern Love. Bendigo Art Gallery. November 2013

Meetup:Modern Love, Fashion visionaries from the FIDM Museum, LA

Alexander McQueen Evening dress F/W 2008-09  Courtesy of

Modern Love is a selection of fashion objects from 40 of the most influential designers and design houses of the last three decades. The exhibit includes creations from the FIDM Museum‘s extensive collection and includes work by Westwood, Miyake, YSL,  Lagerfeld, Versace, McQueen, Prada, Louboutin, Valentino, Thom Browne, Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo and Commes des Garcon.

Maria (is flying down to Melbourne!) and I have booked our tickets for the 11:00 AM session on the the 23rd of November, 2013. We’ll be leaving Melbourne at 9:00 AM and driving to the Bendigo Art Gallery.

If you’d like to come with us (Melbourne to Bendigo) or join us for lunch (in Bendigo), you have till September 30th, 2013 to register your interestRegistrations closed. Thanks for your interest. Watch this space for meetup announcements and updates.

Unless you’re bringing a car, we’ll be renting one and splitting costs. Lunch will probably be around 12:30 at the Dispensary Enoteca (unless you have a better suggestion). A group of 10-12 means you can order what you want, any more and it’ll be a set menu of 2-3 courses. They need reservations a month in advance for large groups.

If I know you (through your blog/twitter/real life) and you’re thinking of flying to Melbourne for this event you’re welcome to crash on my couch and join Maria and myself for the trip there and back.

Book event tickets here and set up a reminder for yourself on Google calendar (or whatever calendar syncs across your devices).

Here’s a cool article on the resurgence of artistic endeavours in regional Victoria (it includes numbers for the last couple of big exhibits at the Bendigo Art Gallery: ‘The Golden Age of Couture: Paris & London 1947-1957′ and ‘Grace Kelly Style Icon’).

Blouse: John Galliano for Christian Dior Paris F/W 2003  Courtesy of

I strongly suggest dressing up.

Image Credits: 
Image 1: Alexander McQueen Evening dress, Fall/Winter 2008-09. Courtesy of

Image 2: Blouse, John Galliano for Christian Dior. Paris Fall/Winter 2003/ Courtesy of

Featured Image: Detail of Evening Dress by Alexander McQueen, Fall/Winter 2008-2009. Courtesy of the 
FIDM Museum at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles
Museum Commission: Funds provided by Karen Coombs-Jordan (2010.5.73). Photography by Brian E. Sanderson
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