BON VOYAGE TO THE FASHION WORLD OF JEAN PAUL GAULTIER

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It’s hard to believe, but The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier exhibition closes this Sunday after a successful showing at the National Gallery of Victoria. The final weekend festivities kick off with late nights and exciting activities. The Fashion World of Jean PaulGaultier will be open until midnight on Saturday 7 February and 10pm on Sunday 8 February with a series of after-hours experiences  and performances before the exhibition departs for Paris.

With crepès, charcuterie, champagne and beats by Chicks on Speed’s DJ Alex Murray-Leslie (in a special solo set) Jean PaulGaultier Until Midnight is an after-hours viewing experience from 6pm to midnight on Saturday 7 February. On closing night, Sunday 8 February, the exhibition will be open from 6pm-10pm with gourmet food, drinks and entertainment.

Throughout the final weekend pop up talks from guest speakers will also provide an insight into the designs, context and significance of Gaultier’s work:

Saturday 7 February

11am – Mermaids and Madonnas with NGV curator Paola Di Trocchio

12pm – Sex, Identity and the Body in JPG with LaTrobe University Professor Denis Altman. Altman is an author and gay rights activist and was listed by The Bulletin as one of the 100 most influential Australians ever in 2006.

Sunday 8 February

11am – Odyssey with NGV Senior Curator, Fashion and Textiles, Katie Somerville

12pm – Thierry-Maxime Loriot at The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier. Thierry-Maxime Loriot is the curator of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier from the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts

If you haven’t been to the exhibition yet, it’s a visual extravaganza and worthy of a visit even if you’re not a die hard fashion fan because it’s more than just fashion. It’s art.

For more information and tickets visit  ngv.vic.gov.au

FESTIVAL SUNDAY AT THE ST KILDA FESTIVAL

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The St Kilda festival culminates in the flagship event , Festival Sunday, on 8 February in the heart of St Kilda. Huge crowds are expected to take over St Kilda on Festival Sunday to experience the best of Australian music, with activities such as workshops, carnival-style amusements on the St Kilda foreshore.
The streets of St Kilda will be closed to traffic on Festival Sunday meaning that there is space for five music stages showing more than sixty bands. The festive atmosphere is perfect for all ages and food and drinks stalls will keep everyone happy. There will be kids performers, extreme sports demonstrations, dance classes and a street market.
When the sun sets, Festival Sunday will turn it up a notch with the headline act taking to the stage and the St Kilda festival will draw to a triumphant close.
Given the forecast, it’ll be the perfect weather to head down to experience the St Kilda Festival and maybe take a dip in the Bay whilst you’re there!
For more information on the program and activities, visit www.stkildafestival.com.au
MIDSUMMA FESTIVAL
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This weekend marks the end of the Midsummer Festival. With a huge weekend filled with programs across Melbourne, the festival closes with a Wrap party at the Testing Grounds, to celebrate and thank those people involved with the 2015 Midsummer Festival. You can unwind and relax whilst enjoying some of the highlights from the festival over the last few weeks.
For more information on the weekend program visit www.midsumma.org.au

About The Author

Katherine Ng

Katherine is not your typical Beauty Editor. Finance consultant by day and beauty and fashion addict at all other times, Katherine spends her hard-earned money helping the Australian and international economy with her never ending pursuit of everything pretty. A keen traveller, Katherine still holds dear her Melbourne roots with an overflowing wardrobe filled with black clothes, shoes and handbags. Katherine also has a deep love of food and wine, and you can find those adventures on instagram at @thegreedykat Email: [email protected] Twitter: @kath_couturing Instagram: @kath_ng

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