Melbourne is one of only three cities around the world – in addition to New York and Paris – that has been chosen to showcase the House of Dior 70-year anniversary exhibition. To celebrate, the NGV is throwing a blowout birthday party – an event that might just go on to become Melbourne’s answer to the glamorous Met Ball, which takes place each year in New York.
On the night, the gallery will be transformed into a luxe wonderland, with live performances, a whisky lounge, a champagne bar, immersive installations and dramatic suspended flower forests.
Guests will find the NGV’s Federation Court transformed and awash in colour with a custom-designed, floor-based artwork by Taiwanese artist Michael Lin. Australian-born, Paris-based chef James Henry has conceived a menu of roving canapés based around classic French cooking using seasonal Victorian produce.
Of course, the real star of the evening will be Christian Dior and his work, and the gala will double as the first look for the House of Dior 70-year anniversary exhibition. Guests will have the chance to meander through the more than 140 Dior garments in the gallery, as well as pieces by those who have been influenced by his iconic designs – Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri. Dust off your suits and gowns.
Broadsheet and the NGV are giving away a double pass worth $1000 to the NGV Gala on Saturday August 26, 2017. The competition runs from August 18 to 24. Simply sign up to our newsletter in the entry form below. The winner will be drawn on Thursday August 24.
The NGV Gala Celebration will take place on Saturday August 26, 8pm–1am. Cost is $500 per person. Dress code is black tie. Tickets are required for entry. More information and bookings.
This competition is now closed. Broadsheet would like to thank everyone who entered and congratulate our lucky winner Lara P.