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Collette Dinnigan Interview

Exclusive to the Powerhouse Museum, Collette Dinnigan: Unlaced is not only a fashion retrospective, but a visual expression of Collette Dinnigan's imagination and inspiration, explored through her work and creative process.

As one of Australia's most successful fashion designers, Collette Dinnigan has led an impressive career spanning 25 years. Known for her ultra-feminine, sensual take on evening dresses, lingerie and bridalwear, Collette's sought-after designs are loved by celebrities such as Angelina Jolie, Taylor Swift and even Kate Middleton.

The first Australian to be invited to exhibit at the prestigious Haute Couture week in Paris, Collette has been credited with putting Australia on the global fashion stage. Her influence on Australian fashion, culture and business has led her to receive countless accolades, including being honoured with the 5th Australian Fashion Laureate Award — recognising her outstanding creative and intellectual achievement in the Australian Fashion Industry.

When we caught up with the internationally-acclaimed designer, we were delighted to learn that not only is her remarkable career inspiring, she is down-to-earth, humble and generous with her words and time. Keep scrolling to hear what Collette had to say about confidence, passion and her favourite places to shop!

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