Thursday, May 9, 2013

David Jones 175 Years: The Exhibition

David Jones celebrates its 175th birthday with the remarkable and colourful David Jones 175 Years: The Exhibition, which traverses the rich history of one of the world’s oldest department stores in the beautiful surrounds of the iconic On Seven space at David Jones’ Elizabeth Street store, Sydney from Saturday May 25 – Sunday June 23.
With over 100 images and 75 artefacts, David Jones 175 Years: The Exhibition, explores the heritage and innovation of Australia's most prestigious retail brand and takes visitors on a journey across the design, architecture and, of course, fashion that have come to define the history of retail in Australia and become an integral to the fabric of Sydney as we know it.
David Jones 175 Years: The Exhibition includes: mementos from significant milestones in the store’s history, including the arrival of Parisian chic in the form of Christian Dior and Pierre Balmain at David Jones and the royal banquet held On Seven for Queen Elizabeth II in 1954; a retrospective of fashion photography and advertising from the David Jones archive, including Max Dupain and Gordon Andrews; and the unique characters, quirky minutiae and wonderful stories that have all contributed to the David Jones story.
David Jones 175 Years: The Exhibition is open daily May 25 -June 23
Level 7, David Jones Elizabeth Street store