You Can't Do That

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Cocktail, Dinner, Product Launch


Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053
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See fashion designers who challenged the establishment, garments that rocked new markets and models who smashed the mould.

The exhibition heralds the arrival of true Australian originals. You'll see Prue Acton launch Australia's first international celebrity brand, the irreverent designs of Jenny Bannister, and the sharp but sugared tailoring of Christopher Graf.

By defying convention, these iconic designers became the fashion industry's movers and shakers of their time. You Can't Do That celebrates the contribution of two trailblazing models: Yorta Yorta and Wurundjeri woman Lois Briggs, now Dr Lois Peeler AM, and former Bosnian refugee Andreja Pejić. You’ll also meet six Melbourne-based slow fashion designers dedicated to good design, quality craftsmanship and sustainable supply.

You Can't Do That is proudly supported by the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival.

Good to Know

This space has its own soundtrack - walk the catwalk!

A large screen is accessible for presentations with some inbuilt audio visual facilities.

Size and capacity

Space Banquet Banquet/Dance Theatre Cocktail
You Can't Do That 25 - - 150

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Phone: (03) 9270 5051

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