Dear Diane, Dear Shaded Viewers,
I've been flying between Auckland and Sydney for a research trip and about to return to good old Europe in a couple of days. I was very lucky to have had a wonderful personal tour of 2 fascinating exhibitions: Australian Glamour, curated by State Library fashion historian Margot Riley (who studied as a dress historian with Valerie Steele and kindly took me on the tour) and Selling Dreams, One Hundred Years of fashion Photography curated by Victoria and Albert Museum.
Tim Walker, Lily Cole and Giant Camera (2004) from Selling Dreams.
The exhibition Selling Dreams begins in the 1900