You Can't Do That

Prue Acton Lord and Taylor display
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The iconoclastic side of fashion is celebrated in an exhibition at Melbourne Museum

Fashion can be a force for social change, and nothing motivates those who want to change the world more than being told "you can't do that". This exhibition will celebrate six Australian fashion figures who were told "you can't do that" and did it anyway – with results that changed things forever. 

Stella Dare, Prue Acton, Lois Briggs, Jenny Bannister, Christopher Graf and Andreja Pejić used rejection to fuel their creativity, blazing a trail for those who came after them. 

The exhibition will include shop window-style displays and original clothes from the designers. Historical and modern catwalk footage will also be included. 

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