Coming into Fashion opens in style

The much-anticipated Coming Into Fashion: A Century of photography at Condé Nast exhibition has opened at the Gold Coast City Gallery, and its opening events were appropriately stylish affairs.

High Tea at Palazzo Versace kicked off the day’s events, with a small group of selected media in attendance to hear a speach by Darnell Collection collection owner and curator Charlotte Smith, as well as an introduction by The Gold Coast City Gallery director and mastermind Tracey Cooper-Lavery. You can read the delightful Charlotte’s interview with us in last month’s Blank GC.


Opening night saw guests getting snapped with their bubbles on the black carpet, before being ushered into the utterly transformed Paradise Ballroom, where a range of delicious canapes, superb lighting, make up station, island bar and gorgeous gowns awaited.


Finally, guests were allowed to visit the actual exhibition, an impressive collection of some of fashion’s most iconic imagery from around the world, as well as some of the beatifully maintained pieces from the Darnell Collection. A visit to the exhibition, some fabulous music by talented Gold Coast duo Tesla Coils and some delicious desserts wrapped up an evening of glitz and glamour – complete with a goodie bag to be savoured at home.

Coming Into Fashion runs until 18 February at the Gold Coast City Gallery. You can book tickets online for the exhibition itself, and also for a range of related talks, films and events.

IMAGES (c) Matt Marny

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