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LMFF Cultural Program: Our top 5 picks

Jess Pang

Mon Mar 05 2012

Bill Cunningham New York

THE L’Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival Cultural Program is definitely worth getting excited about. But with more than 70 events running over a whole month, it might be a tough job fitting them all in. We have selected five events you won’t want to miss this year.

Windows By Design

March, various CBD retailers

A new initiative pesented by the City of Melbourne in collaboration with Harper’s BAZZAR and Peroni. David Jones, Gorman, Alice Euphemia and other selected fashion retailers have handed over their shopfronts to local artists and designers for a complete makeover. With this map in hand, you are ready to hunt down the latest delightful displays in the city.

Grace Kelly: Style Icon

March 11, Bendigo Art Gallery

Visit this exhibition to find out the story behind the most photographed style icon of the 20th Century. Showcasing the Hollywood star and Royal Princess’ haute couture gowns from London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, this exhibition has a phenomenal fairytale to tell.

The Clothing Exchange

March 12, BMW Edge, Federation Square

It’s Spring clean wardrobe time! Bring up to six pieces of garments or accessories you no longer want to the swap and revamp your wardrobe in a way that won’t cost the earth (and your wallet)!

Click! Fashion Photographers On Film

March 8-15, ACMI, Federation Square

Meet the world famous fashion photographers Bill Cunningham, David Bailey, Cecil Beaton on screen. You will learn all about the life behind the camera and how a photo tells a thousand fashion moments.

Hermès: Hearts and Crafts

March 8-10, NGV

A documentary directed Frédéric Laffont and Isabelle Dupuy-Chavanat that pays tribute to the artisans of Hermès métiers. A journey to discover the fine craftsmanship of the luxury label at its ateliers.