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Topic: Enriching Fashion: an eye for detail

Distinctive, exquisite details in fashion bring clothes and accessories to life. Te Papa’s textile collections reveal both the complexity and the simplicity of details in dress – bold prints, intricate beading, meticulous embroidery, extravagant ruffles, feathers, furs – delighting and surprising us.

Browse the themes below to see garments and accessories enriched with these details which are also displayed in Enriching Fashion: an eye for detail in the Eyelights Gallery on level 4 from 17 September 2010 until August 2011.



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