I enjoyed a stimulating half day in Melbourne’s CBD today.
The city was busy with pre-christmas shoppers, picnickers and sports people of various ilks. After catching the tram down from Carlton to Fed Square and dodging joggers & skateboarders as I walked to the NGV, I was able to watch a rowing regatta unfold on the Yarra. There were boats galore and the rowing sheds were a hive of activity.
At the gallery, I headed for the exhibition ‘Ballet & Fashion’, which was a small collection of costumes & sketches used by the Australian Ballet Company over the years.
My favourite was an exquisite & instantly recognisable Colette Dinnigan tutu and matching shoes.
Most fascinating was a Dutch design by Viktor & Rolf of a hooped burqa which lit up!