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Fashion from Fleece: 200 Years of Australian Wool in Fashion

Start Date 25 July 2007
End Date 27 August 2007
Venue Powerhouse Museum
Location Sydney, Australia
Curator Jane de Teliga, Sandra McEwan, Glynis Jones, PHM
Designer Susan Freeman, Freeman Ryan Design
Graphic design: Chris Dent, Creative Justice
Exhibition display of dressed mannequins

Fashion from fleece celebrated two centuries of Australian wool in fashion and charted the journey of Australian merino from the pastoral boom of the 1800s to the high-tech fabric innovations of today. The exhibition included newly commissioned designs by Martin Grant, Collette Dinnigan, Josh Goot, Easton Pearson, Akira Isogawa and Proenza Schouler, modern and vintage wool garments by Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani and Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garcons along with historical material from the Powerhouse Museum’s collection. 

Image Courtesy of MAAS Powerhouse, Sydney. Photo: Sotha Bourn