The fashion blockbuster is far from a stale diet

Three major fashion exhibitions are sparking a commentary around how we construct female identity, and how fashion has historically advanced the role of women.

There are three major fashion exhibitions being presented concurrently across Australia at the moment, which are rethinking the genre of fashion as an art medium, while satiating an audience appetite for popular summer blockbusters.

Women in Vogue: Celebrating sixty years in Australia is showing at National Portrait Gallery, Canberra (until 24 November), Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson: Step Into Paradise is at the Powerhouse Museum (until February 2020), while the National Gallery of Victoria is headlining its summer season with Collecting Comme (until July 2020).

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina