Evening dress, synthetic fabric, designed and made by Victoria Cascajo, worn by Sonia McMahon, Australia, 1971

When Sonia McMahon met Richard

This is a story of an iconic dress and its almost-forgotten designer. A story with a rare mix of politics and glamour, brought together by a very Australian fashion sensibility. In November 1971, 39-year-old Sonia McMahon, accompanied her husband, Prime … Continue reading

What's in the Box?, from The Material ConneXions library, instructions to open. Photo Rita Bila.

What’s in the Box? Fashion Edition…

‘What’s in the Box’ represents an opportune moment for designers and researchers/ curators at the Powerhouse Museum to get together and discuss new developments in materials and technology. November’s ‘What’s in the Box?‘ gathering represented the Fashion Edition of what’s hip … Continue reading