When Dreams Turn to Gold – The Benson & Hedges Fashion Design Awards
Dunedin Public Art Gallery, 11 March to 25 June The Benson & Hedges Fashion Design Awards – in existence from 1964 to the mid 1990s – shaped the nation’s fashion history, propelled the profile of New Zealand fashion, were a launch pad for aspiring designers and transformed amateur dressmakers into fashions icons. The impact and ongoing echoes of the now defunct premier fashion event are examined in a landmark show comprising selected designs, archival film footage, photography and personal stories of innovation and success. When Dreams Turn to
Gold delivers a changing view of the highly influential awards over four decades. dunedin. art.museum
The Benson & Hedges Fashion Design Awards Supreme Award Winner 1971 by designer Philip Shor tt.