April Calahan Lectures at the National Gallery of Victoria in Australia

fashion illustration of pink dress by Lanvin
Jeanne Lanvin, Paris (couture house), dress 1927, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Campbell-Pretty Fashion Research Collection.

At the invitation of the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia, April Calahan, associate, Special Collections, presented a lecture on International Women’s Day on March 8. Titled “Designing the Modern Woman: Early 20th-Century Couturières,” the talk was held in conjunction with the NGV’s exhibition The Krystyna Campbell-Pretty Fashion Gift, which features more than 200 significant pieces including works by Charles Frederick Worth, Jeanne Paquin, Elsa Schiaparelli, and Alexander McQueen among many others.

The breakfast event was exceptionally well received with a sold-out house of 150 attendees.

Calahan is the author of three books on the history of fashion and has lectured at a multitude of museums and educational institutions across the United States. She is also the co-creator/host of the podcast Dressed: The History of Fashion.

For more information, contact Calahan, (212) 217-4389.

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