SELLING DREAMS & AUSTRALIAN GLAMOUR on show at NSW State Library, Sydney

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. 

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Dorn Fraser models imported hat for cover, Fashion and Society, (October 1945) photo by Rob Hillier from Australian Glamour.

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Tim Walker, Lily Cole and Giant Camera (2004) from Selling Dreams.

The exhibition Selling Dreams begins in the 1900

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Alexandra Murray-Leslie

Alexandra is an artist researcher in Wearable Technologies and co-founder of the art band Chicks on Speed. She is currently Guest Research Fellow at Music Technology Group, University Pompeu Fabra Barcelona and Adjunct Faculty at Interface Cultures / Fashion & Technology, University of the Arts, Linz.

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