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This Month's cover :

Liz Ham, Teddy Girls,
first published in Oyster, 2009.

Photography: Liz Ham,

Styling: Jolyon Mason,

Hair: Sophie Roberts,

Make-up: Sasha Nilsson.

Image courtesy the artist/s.



Issue 242
August 2011




   01 Fashion and Art: Critical Crossovers ADAM GECZY & VICKI KARAMINAS

Yves Saint Laurent, ‘Mondrian’ day dress, Autumn 1965,

wool jersey in color blocks of white, red, blue, black, and yellow.

Gift of Mrs. William Rand, 1969. Collection: Metropolit... more >


   02 Parallel lives: Art Meets Fashion again and again and everywhere ELEANOR WEBER

Installation views, Face of Fashion, 2007, 15 February to 28 May 2007.

© National Portrait Gallery, London.

www.npg.org.uk/fashion

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   03 Up Close and Personal: Art and Fashion in the Museum NADIA BUICK

Cecil Beaton standing in front of an Ascot costume for My Fair Lady (1963) at his exhibition Fashion: An Anthology at the V&A, 1971.

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   04 Natural Distinction Unnatural Selection: Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty DAVID HANSEN

Ensemble, The Girl Who Lived in the Tree, Autumn/Winter 2008–9. images of work by Alexander McQueen, from the exhibition catalogue for Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty, The ... more >


   05 How artists changed fashion: ‘back-story’ PETER McNEIL

Joseph Willems, after François Boucher, The music lesson,
c. 1765, porcelain (soft-paste), 39.5 x 30.3 x 21.3cm; manufacturer: Chelsea Porcelain Factory.
Collection: Nationa... more >



   06 Fash in the food aisles HUNI MANCINI

Image from Stolen Girlfriends Club show at New World Supermarket, Victoria Park, Auckland, as part of the 2011 NZ Fashion Festival. Photograph by Petrice Rhodes.

Image courtesy Stolen Gi... more >


   07 From practicality to spirituality: WA Indigenous fashion design CHRISTIANE KELLER

Ron Gidgup, Gown, yellow satin, silk jacket with beaded pattern; worn by Roseanne Gillespie, Kwobinyan Bokka fashion parade, Wes tern Australian Museum, 1993.
Image courtesy Weste... more >



   08 Somewhere between meringue and ivory: the White Wedding Dress SUZANNE SPUNNER

Silk wedding dress, over-sleeves and pelerine, trimmed with blond silk lace (detail), British, 1828.

Worn by Eliza Larken for her marriage to William (later 6th Bar on) Monson.

©Victori... more >


   09 Nalda Searles: Drifting in My Own Land NIEN SCHWARZ

Grass Skull 2, 2008, common fodder (meadow hay), poly thread, rough stitching, 12 x 22 x 16cm.

All images of work by Nalda Searles from the exhibition catalogue for NAL... more >


   10 The Black Wedding Dress MICHELLE MURRAY

Annabelle Collette, Abandoned Dress, 2011, cotton, bones, rusted metal, shell and buttons, installation view,
South Coast Regional Arts Centre (the former Old Goolwa Police Statio... more >



   11 Liz Ham: postwar to punk MITCHELL OAKLEY SMITH

Liz Ham, Sandra hanging her washing, Newtown, 1996.

Images courtesy the artist.

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   12 Making it up as we went MERRYN GATES

(l-r) Paul Schutze, Jane Joyce, Dean Richards, Robert Pearce, Merryn Gates, Ian Russell, Timothy Newsome; centre: Jillian Burt, 1981.

Photograph by Julie Purvis.

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   13 Queering Sydney - The ‘art and fashion queens’ SALLY GRAY

Clarence Chai, photograph of Peter Tully (right) as Minnie Mouse dressed for the annual Arts Ball, Melbourne, 1966.

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   14 Lost in the Masquerade: ManStyle / Men + Fashion ANDREW MONTANA

Jean Paul Gaultier, Shirt, 1996, Spring/Summer 1996, silk, shell buttons, 79cm (centre back), 64cm (sleeve length).
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne. Gift of Ron Ramsey, 19... more >



   15 Dress Code: Greg Leong’s ‘Makeover extravaganza’ COURTENAY SMITH & SEAN TOPHAM

Flannelette Carmen, 2003, flannelette, lace, brocade, Australian badges, Australian buttons and Chinese frogs,
143 x 60 x 30cm.

Images of work by Greg Leong; courtesy the ar... more >


   16 Suzanne Tamaki’s Treaty of Why Tangi MEGAN TAMATI-QUENNELL

Aotearoa. Land of the wrong white crowd, 2005, Lambda photographic print.
Photographer Greg Semu.

Work by Suzanne Tamaki; image courtesy the artist.

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   17 Martyn Thompson’s interior cinema JAN JONES

Curtain, Anna Sui, New York.

All images of work by Martyn Thompson.

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   18 ‘Zones-in-Between’: the creation of new fashion praxis MARCO PECORARI

Dysfashional exhibition, Luxembourg, 2007;
3/a Raf Simons, Repeat, 1995-2005
© Courtesy Fondazione Pitti Immagine, Firenze;
3/b Maison Martin Margiela, Crémore >



   19 Dr Lakra’s art of the flesh MANAMI OKAZAKI

Untitled (retrato de mujer con calaca), 2007, ink on vintage magazine page, 28.4 x 22cm.

Image of work by Dr Lakra; image courtesy the artist and kurimanzutto gallery, Mexico.more >


   20 BioElectric Beauty MELINDA RACKHAM

Emily Crane, Micro-Nutrient Couture, 2010, made through a process involving gelatines, kappa –carrageenan (gel), water, natural flavour extracts, glyc erine, food colouring, lustres.... more >


   21 Paper Crane over Sydney: Bowie at RAFW MAURICE O'RIORDAN

Bowie Wong in his atelier/studio in Chippendale, Sydney, holding a skirt which incorporates a fabric he sourced through a lamp designer. A copy of this skirt was gifted to Lady Gaga when he met her... more >


   22 Art, love and life: Ethel Carrick and E. Phillips Fox SASHA GRISHIN

Ethel Carrick Fox, Market, under trees, 1919,
oil on canvas, 73 x 98.5cm.

Private collection. Courtesy: Sotheby’s Australia.

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   23 Kim Thomson MAURICE O'RIORDAN

Dada deco, 2011, recycled anodized aluminium.

All images of work by Kim Thomson; images courtesy the artist.

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   24 Fashionable Pride in Madrid JUSTINE BAYOD ESPOZ

Scene  from the Madrid Pride Parade, 2011.
Photographs by Justi ne Bayod Espoz.

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