French & Fashion: the who, what & wear of haute couture

2 hours per week X 5 weeks

Upper Intermediate to Advanced level (B1+/B2)

Tuesday, 6:15pm - 8:15pm
28 May - 25 June
St Kilda


Friday, 10:30am - 12:30pm
31 May - 28 June
St Kilda


This new five-week French language course focuses on the world of haute couture and Parisian fashion from the late nineteenth century to the twenty-first century. The course is intended to complement the National Gallery of Victoria’s exhibition opening in March 2019: Krystyna Campbell-Pretty Fashion Gift that will present over 200 garments as well as designers’ sketches, workbooks, photographs and fashion magazines, tracing Paris fashion and haute couture from the late 1800s. The course will offer participants the opportunity to discuss the historical and socio-cultural aspects of French fashion while improving their spoken French. Join our resident French teacher and history expert Enzo in this exciting new cultural course!

Please note:
• No prior knowledge in History or Fashion is necessary to attend this cultural workshop;

• The course will be entirely conducted in French, and is recommended for Upper Intermediate to Advanced speakers (B1+/B2 levels) who are looking to practise their conversation while learning about French fashion;

• Students will be able to complete their learning experience with a visit to the NGV exhibition. Entry to the exhibition is FREE

• All material provided

The Krystyna Campbell-Pretty Fashion Gift exhibition:

NGV International
Level 2, British & European Collection 19th century
1 Mar 19 – 14 Jul 19
Open 10am–5pm daily

Click here for more information

Main image:
Alix, Paris
, (couture house) 1934–42
Grès, Paris (couture house) 1942–1988
Madame Grès (designer)
Evening dresses, 1939 spring-summer–c.1980
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

Purchased with funds donated by Mrs Krystyna Campbell-Pretty, in memory of Mr Harold Campbell-Pretty, 2015

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St Kilda branch:
51 Grey Street, ST KILDA
Tel : 03 9525 3463

Monday - Friday: 9.00am to 7.00pm /☎ from 10am to 6pm
Saturday: 9.00am to 6.00pm/☎ from 10am to 5pm
Sunday & Public Holidays: CLOSED .

City branch:
Level 13, 55 Swanston St, Melbourne
VIC, Australia, 3000
Tel : 03 9525 3463

Monday-Thursday: 9.00am-1.00pm & 2.00pm-6.30pm
Friday: 9.00am-1.00pm & 2.00pm-6.00pm
Saturday: 9.00am-12.00pm & 1.00pm-6.00pm
Sunday & Public Holidays: CLOSED