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Eden Hore – Curator's tour with Claire Regnault

18 Mar 2022
Friday 18 March, 11:30am-12:30pm
Join Claire Regnault for a curatorial tour of Eden Hore: High Fashion/High Country.
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The Dowse Art Museum
45 Laings Road Lower Hutt, Wellington 5010


Join Claire Regnault for a curatorial tour of Eden Hore: High Fashion/High Country, an exhibition providing an escape into the unexpectedly glamorous world of Eden Hore, a visionary farmer who collected over two hundred couture gowns in 1970s Aotearoa.

Eden’s collection offers a fascinating glimpse into the emergence of high fashion in New Zealand, as local designers took inspiration from luxurious fabrics, flamboyant styles and the glitter of disco lights in the pursuit of making it big.

This event is part of Threads Textiles Festival. At the Red setting registration is essential for this tour.

Claire Regnault is a curator at Te Papa, where she specializes in dress histories. Her dress-related publications include Dressed: Fashionable Dress in Aotearoa New Zealand (Te Papa Press, 2021), The Dress Circle: New Zealand Fashion Design Since 1940 (Godwit, 2010) and New Zealand Gown of the Year (HBCT, 2003). She is a member of the Eden Hore Central Otago Steering Group, and once-upon-a-time worked at The Dowse as a curator.

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The Dowse Art Museum

28 Feb 2022