The Dress

Megan Hess

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

Art Exhibition previously on at Lamington Drive in Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 01 November 2014 to Saturday 08 November 2014

The Dress image

Published by Lamington Drive on Saturday 18 October 2014.
Contact the publisher.

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.