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Megan Hess

The Dress

1 November — 8 November 2014

Lamington Drive is pleased to present The Dress, a book launch and solo exhibition by Megan Hess.

To celebrate the launch of Megan Hess’ new book, ‘The Dress: 100 Iconic Moments in Fashion’, Lamington Drive presents the Melbourne installment of a tour spanning five cities across the United States, the United Arab Emirates and Australia.

It can flatter and enthral, captivate and mystify, polarise and provoke. The Dress – few items in fashion are as capable of capturing a specific moment in time, the spirit of a generation, or the indefinable energy of a fashion icon. In her book, Megan explores the memorable dresses that have shaped the course of couture in recent decades.

As a fashion illustrator I’ve drawn thousands of dresses over the years. Many have been memorable for different reasons: a killer cut, an incredible fabric or an intricate design. But of all the dresses I’ve drawn, there are a select few that stand out from the rest, dresses so remarkable that they are more than just a garment: they define a moment in time. These dresses may not be the most expensive or exclusive; they may never have been intended for greatness, but something happened when they were worn. They transformed from a mere garment into a momententous occasion. They became iconic.

On show for a strictly limited time, The Dress offers a unique opportunity for both new and existing collectors of Megan’s work to obtain both limited edition prints featuring a selection of signature dress illustrations from the book, including for the first time, an additional collection of oversized A0 editions.


Join us for the Public Opening on Saturday November 1, 3-5pm.

Exhibition Continues: Wednesday November 5, 11am–6pm, Thursday November 6, 11am–6pm, Friday November 7, 11am–6pm and Saturday November 8, 12–5pm. Other times may be available by appointment.

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