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Get your literary fashion fix with Dana Thomas…

Attention all budding fashion writers – have your notepads at the ready! Next week, we will be joined by acclaimed Paris-based journalist and author, Dana Thomas, as part of our Cultural Program’s Fashion Writing Series, for which Dana is a mentor.

The New York Times best selling author and contributing editor to titles such as The New York Times Style magazine and Architectural Digest, will be joining us for three exciting events, sharing her extensive industry knowledge and detailed insights into newly released double biography, Gods and Kings: The Rise and Fall of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano.

Her compelling new novel which has been dubbed “coldly accurate yet extraordinarily sympathetic” explores the Intricate journeys of two of the most controversial design geniuses, Alexander McQueen and John Galliano, discussing the war between art and commerce that has raged within fashion for the last two decades.


Catch Dana Thomas at the highly anticipated panel discussion co-presented by The Wheeler Centre, Fashion Critique: Fact of Fiction, on Friday 13 March at 6:15 PM. Janice Breen Burns (Voxfrock) and Briony Wright (i.D) will join Dana in intelligent conversation which will be moderated by Danielle Whitfield, Curator, Fashion and Textiles, National Gallery of Victoria. Tickets are selling fast so reserve your seat here.

Alternatively, you can hear Dana Thomas in Conversation with Rachelle Unreich on Sunday 15 March at 4:30 PM. The event will entail exclusive insights into her new book in a one-on-one live interview and will be followed by a book signing. For more information and booking details click here.


To get up close and personal one last time, Dana Thomas will also be the guest speaker at the VECCI Women in Business Lunch on Thursday 19 March 2015 at 12PM. In conversation with Giaan Rooney, two-time Olympian and Channel 7 presenter, Dana will discuss her thoughts on maintaining brand identity, innovation and growth. The Festival and VECCI have put together two exclusive packages for the ultimate fashion business experience, make sure you book your bundles here.