Region VIII membership includes individuals,
corporations, institutions and students located in the following locations: Australia, Austria, Finland, Germany, Greece, India, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Netherlands, New Zealand, Poland, Scotland, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey and United Kingdom.
The Region VIII Exhibitions Calendar lists exhibitions of costume, lectures and workshops. Please note that the dates of exhibitions may change. If no beginning date is given, the exhibition is already open.
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Australian Centre for the Moving Image
Federation Square, Melbourne, Australia
April 24 - August 18, 2013
Direct from the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, Hollywood Costume
explores the central role costume design plays in cinema storytelling. Bringing together the most
iconic costumes from a century of filmmaking, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to see the
clothes worn by unforgettable and beloved characters in films from The Wizard of Oz (1939) to Titanic
(1997), Ben-Hur (1959) to Casino Royale (2006).
This groundbreaking exhibition unites classics from the Golden Age of cinema, including
Scarlett O'Hara's green 'curtain' dress designed by Walter Plunkett for Gone with the Wind
(1939) and the 'little black dress' designed by Hubert De Givenchy for Holly Golightly in
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) with costumes from the latest Hollywood releases including
Consolata Boyle's outfits for Meryl Streep in The Iron Lady (2011) and Lindy Hemming's
high-tech Batman suit for Christian Bale in The Dark Knight Rises (2012).
Hollywood Costume illuminates the costume designer's creative process from script to
screen and reveals the collaborative dialogue that leads to the development of authentic screen characters.
Hollywood Costume is curated by eminent Hollywood costume designer Deborah Nadoolman Landis
with Sir Christopher Frayling and Keith Lodwick.
Centre National du Costume de Scene
Quartier Villars, Route de Montilly, Moulins, France
Costumes of Power
January 26 - May 20, 2013
The gods of Olympus to sovereign anointed of God, the sword in the brush, the Republic of the dictatorships...the exhibition will focus on showing how the stage and cinema treat the representation of power, the simple evocation to the reconstitution faithful of famous portraits of sovereigns.
Fashion Museum Province of Antwerp – MoMu
2000 Antwerp, Belgium
Silk & Prints from Abraham Archive - Couture in Color
Through November 8, 2013
During the 1950s and 1960s worked the famous couturiers Christian Dior, Hubert de Givenchy,
Yves Saint Laurent and Cristobal Balenciaga for their most precious fabrics together with the Swiss firm Abraham,
specialized in printing of silk. The company closed in 2002 forced its doors, but left an impressive collection of
pattern books, fashion and textiles after pictures: the Abrahamachief.
The exhibition Silk & Prints from Abraham Archive - Couture in Color tells the story of both the firm Abraham,
like that of the European fashion, art and luxury throughout the 20th century. It focuses on the colorful textielbedrukkingen
of the firm Abraham, who among other couture silhouettes of Dior, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent and Balenciaga were
processed. The exhibition also experimenting contemporary designers such as Dries Van Noten, Diane von Furstenberg
and Peter Pilotto with Abraham Prints.
For this exhibition takes up and reworked MoMu the expo Soie Pirate: The Abraham Textile Archive Zurich
(22.10.2010-20.02.2011, Landesmuseum, Zurich ), and filled it with couture silhouettes of Dior and Yves Saint Laurent.
During the 1930s Gustav Zumsteg led the firm Abraham. Zumsteg regularly traveled to Paris where he met several
influential artists - Georges Braque to Marc Chagall and Alberto Giacometti - and famous fashion designers such as
Pierre Balmain, Christian Dior, Elsa Schiaparelli and Yves Saint Laurent. These big names in the art and fashion had
a strong influence on his artistic creations. In the short time Zumsteg was a pivotal figure in the textile for haute couture.
With the rise of the ready-to-wear, from the 1960s, the demand for top quality side down. Zumsteg adapted
and began to design prints for the high end of the ready-to-wear. In 1995 ended the forty-year collaboration
with Yves Saint Laurent. The future of Abraham was very uncertain so the company eventually had to close the doors.
In the summer of 2007 gave the Hulda und Gustav Zumsteg Foundation's textile archive Abraham Ltd.co to the
Landesmuseum in Switzerland, where it is rightly considered a national heritage is.
Hong Kong Heritage Museum, Shatin
1 Man Lam Road, Sha Tin, Hong Kong
Cantonese Opera Heritage Hall
This gallery relates the history and explains the art of Cantonese Opera. Showcased are some valuable items once used by renowned Cantonese Opera artists.
Museo de la Moda
4562 Vitacura Avenue, Vitacura, Santiago, Chile
Back to the 80s
The 80s was a cocktail of contradictions. A time of effervescence in the arts, and crisis and changes in politics. While the Eastern bloc disintegrated, dictatorships were prolonged and AIDS ravaged entire countries.
Fashion became a recreational extravaganza through which designers expressed their individuality, abandoned the distinction between good and bad taste and sensed the imminence of a technological future. Inspired by film, arts, music, discos, sports and the streets.
Museum of New Zealand
55 Cable Street, Wellington, New Zealand, 6011
Uniformity: Cracking the Dress Code
September 27, 2012 -
September 15, 2013
What’s in a uniform?
From the battlefield to the sports field, the church to the catwalk, the schoolyard to the street ... uniforms are everywhere. They inspire unity. They define. They convey power and control.
Te Papa’s new exhibition, Uniformity: Cracking the dress code, explores the meanings and origins of uniforms, which often have military or religious roots.
Get a close-up look at the combat dress worn by Corporal Willie Apiata, VC in the deserts of Afghanistan. See the heavenly attire of a Catholic priest alongside the down-to-business suit of Brian Tamaki. Compare the rugged All Black jersey of a century ago with the skin-tight ‘strip’ of today.
Even Play School makes an appearance, through Big Ted’s ‘police bear’ outfit. And you can explore a range of T-shirts that, like uniforms, express shared ideas – particularly protest.
Some aspects of uniformity are now so commonplace, they are almost invisible. You might be surprised ...
Tassenmuseum Hendrikje, Museum of Bags and Purses
Herengracht 573, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Schoolbags: The History of the Schoolbag
Through September 15, 2013
You'll undoubtedly come across your own schoolbag, or perhaps one used by
your parents or children. Although your own bag may remind you of teachers, of games played
in the schoolyard and old schoolfriends, the schoolbag is more than a personal memory alone.
The schoolbag represents changes that have taken place in Dutch education and society throughout the centuries.
The Fashion Museum
Bennett Street, Bath, England, BA1 2QH
50 Fabulous Frocks!
February 2 - December 31, 2013
The Fashion Museum in Bath celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2013 with a special display that will showcase 50 of its most glamorous dresses with the wow factor!
The exhibition will include a gorgeous gold embroidered Georgian court dress and a delicate 1870s gauze bustle
day dress edged with purple fringing and redolent of the paintings of Tissot alongside a slinky jersey evening dress
by Ossie Clark and a classic chic Chanel suit. will feature the iconic and influential names of 20th century couture
- Schiaparelli, Poiret, Vionnet, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent – as well as today’s most desired
fashion designers and brands - Erdem, Burberry, John Rocha. This display will show both the richness of the museum
collection as well as key moments in fashion history that continue to provide inspiration for modern day designers
along with TV and film makers - think Downton Abbey, The Great Gatsby and Anna Karenina.
The display will also include delightfully curious pieces from the Fashion
Museum’s world-class collection of original objects, such as a Champagne Dress worn at a fancy
dress party in Edwardian times. And men will not be forgotten, from an ornately embroidered man’s coat
from the early 18th century through to a pair of bondage trousers by Dame Vivienne Westwood, Queen of Punk.
Laura Ashley: The Romantic Heroine
July 13 - August 26, 2013
To celebrate the 60th anniversary in 2013 of the founding of the Laura Ashley label, the Fashion Museum celebrates the vision of the romantic heroine that Laura Ashley gave to fashion in the 1960s and 1970s. A look that fashion editor Felicity Green, referred to in the Daily Mirror on January 1st 1970 as ‘soft-core femininity’ and ‘Victorian type demureness’. A look that prompted a generation of young women to dress up as Thomas Hardy’s milkmaid from Tess of the d’Urbevilles, or Cathy from Wuthering Heights searching in vain across the northern moors for Heathcliff.
The exhibition will focus on the dresses that caught the imagination and chimed with the zeitgeist. By the tail end of the Swinging Sixties the bright and shiny bubble of optimism had burst and so designers found inspiration, and comfort, in nostalgia for times gone by. There was an appetite for escapism and a move back to nature. TV and film hits included Upstairs Downstairs, The Good Life and Far From the Madding Crowd while fashion fans shopped at Antiquarius on the Kings Road and collected Art Nouveau and Aubrey Beardsley prints.
Laura Ashley gave the world the chaste cotton print maxi-dress in earth-hewn
natural colours and a notion of life in a golden age; a pastoral idyll far away from the mad city life.
The Fashion and Textile Museum
83 Bermondsey Street, London, England, SE1 3XF
Zandra Rhodes: Unseen
July 12 - August 31, 2013
With spectacular textiles, ravishing dresses and original sketches, Zandra Rhodes Unseen presents a rare opportunity to explore the archive, studio and creative process of one of the world’s most distinctive designers. An inspiration to her contemporaries for over 50 years, this new exhibition combines lesser-known fashion collections with more familiar designs drawn from a prolific career.
Zandra Rhodes: Unseen celebrates the 10th anniversary of the Fashion and Textile Museum, which the designer created and opened to the public in 2003.
The Victoria & Albert Museum
Cromwell Road, London, England, SW7 2RL
Transformation and Revelation: Gormley to Gaga, UK design for performance 2007-2011
March 17, 2012 - September 30, 2013
Exploring the theme of transformation, this display will reveal contemporary designs for performance by over 30 British Theatre Designers. It will provide an intriguing insight into the designers’ creative process and will include costumes, set models, photographs, drawings, sound productions and lighting designs. Designs include Sutra by Anthony Gormley, War Horse by Rae Smith and Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball Tour by Es Devlin.
David Bowie Is
March 23 - July 28, 2013
The V&A has been given unprecedented access to the David Bowie Archive to curate the first international retrospective of the extraordinary career of David Bowie - one of the most pioneering and influential performers of modern times. David Bowie is will explore the creative processes of Bowie as a musical innovator and cultural icon, tracing his shifting style and sustained reinvention across five decades.
The V&A’s Theatre and Performance curators, Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh have selected more than 300 objects that will be brought together for the very first time. They include handwritten lyrics, original costumes, fashion, photography, film, music videos, set designs, Bowie’s own instruments and album artwork.
The exhibition will explore the broad range of Bowie’s collaborations with artists and designers in the fields of fashion, sound, graphics, theatre, art and film. On display will be more than 300 objects including Ziggy Stardust bodysuits (1972) designed by Freddie Burretti, photography by Brian Duffy; album sleeve artwork by Guy Peellaert and Edward Bell; visual excerpts from films and live performances including The Man Who Fell to Earth, music videos such as Boys Keep Swinging and set designs created for the Diamond Dogs tour (1974). Alongside these will be more personal items such as never-before-seen storyboards, handwritten set lists and lyrics as well as some of Bowie’s own sketches, musical scores and diary entries, revealing the evolution of his creative ideas.