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WHEN DREAMS TURN TO GOLD

The Benson & Hedges and Smokefree Fashion Design Awards 1964-1998

18th Mar 2017 - 25th Jun 2017

Offering glamour, spectacle, opportunity and reward, the Benson & Hedges Fashion Design Awards elevated the profile of New Zealand fashion from the 1960s to the 1990s.  The awards offered a platform for design excellence, high style, cultural change and political comment. Featuring garments, photography and film footage, When Dreams Turn to Gold explores the changing face of recent New Zealand fashion through the lens of this prominent award.
Co-curated by Lucy Hammonds and Dr Natalie Smith, with curatorial support from Andrea Bell.

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