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Black: The History of Black in Fashion, Society and Culture

Black: The History of Black in Fashion, Society and Culture

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  • Wed 28 Mar ’12, 6:00pm – 7:30pm


Dunedin City Library, 230 Moray Pl, Dunedin


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

As part of Dunedin Fashion Week and New Zealand Book Month, Penguin presents the new book Black: The History of Black in Fashion, Society and Culture in New Zealand by the New Zealand Fashion Museum.

Come along to a free event and discover more about the book and New Zealand's obsession with wearing black. This will be a panel style event with contributors: Doris de Pont, Claire Regnault, Dr Elaine Webster, Dr Jane Malthus and Ron Palenski.

Bookings: free event, contact 03-474 3690 or library@dcc.govt.nz

About the book:
Black is a gorgeously illustrated celebration and exploration of New Zealand’s obsession with clothing ourselves in black – in society, power and politics, cultural icons, sport, fashion, film and music, from the little black dress to the All Blacks jersey, Dunedin Goths, the business people of Lambton Quay and the patched jackets of gang members.

New Zealanders choose to present ourselves to the world wearing black – and not just the All Blacks, Tall Blacks and Silver Ferns. Many of our fashion designers choose black as the cornerstone of their collections, and a great many of our cultural icons (think Fred Dagg) are also characterised by wearing black.

This event will take place on the 4th Floor, Dunedin City Library.

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