The life and work of famous French couturière Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel will be the topic of the next Australian Decorative and Fine Art Society (ADFAS) Fleurieu lecture on August 31.
Chanel is considered by many as the greatest fashion designer of all time.
The talk, presented by former international fashion editor Marina Hamilton-Craig, will explain why Chanel was more important as a designer than, for example, Pierre Cardin, Yves Saint Laurent or Christian Dior.
During her career, Marina attended many haute couture shows in Paris, and is considered an authority on the life and work of Chanel.
Marina's talk will also show how the unique Chanel influence has filtered through - and is still felt - at all levels of society, around the world, even today.
She describes Chanel as "a sculptor in fabric".
"She is also a wonderful example of what a woman can achieve, even with little education or assistance, if she has real talent, total commitment, enormous energy, and most of all, that indefinable je-ne-sais-quoi, which divides the truly talented from the absolutely brilliant," she said.
Marina will share her insights and admiration for the work of Chanel at 10.30am at the Gospel Centre, 2 George Main Road, Victor Harbor, on August 31.
ADFAS members can make bookings online on email@example.com
This presentation replaces Michele Hill's talk on the work of William and May Morris, which has been rescheduled for next year.