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What’s new in the world of design: August 2017

Continuing our luxury theme for August, we have sought out the best in new luxury products, places and events from around the world. The first is right here in Melbourne, but then we’ll take you to Paris and beyond – enjoy!

1.The House of Dior – National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

In celebration of the 70th anniversary of Dior, the National Gallery of Victoria is putting on what is sure to be a captivating exhibition: The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Couture.

Exclusive to Melbourne, this exhibition is a collaboration between the NGV and the House of Dior and will see more than 140 garments on display, dating from 1947 to 2017.

The exhibition will explore the story of this famous and leading fashion house through a series of themes, featuring works by the seven designers who have played key roles in shaping Dior’s renowned ‘look’: Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri.

A highlight is sure to be Christian Dior’s iconic spring 1947 New Look collection and the displays of Dior’s signature ball gowns.

The exhibition opens on 27 August.

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Images: NGV

2. Gucci Décor

Gucci has announced it is entering the interiors market, with it’s new line, Gucci Décor, due to be released in September.

All of the pieces feature decorative detailing: a look that has become synonymous with the brand. Expect to see crockery, soft furnishings – including silk and vinyl wallpapers, furniture and even four signature scents for incense and candles, developed by creative director Alessandro Michele.

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Images: Gucci

3. Jackalope, Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, is the lucky owner of a new 46 room boutique hotel. ‘Jackalope‘ opened earlier this year with a dark, bold and sensory-rich aesthetic. The concept hotel brings a unique collaboration with furniture designers Zuster – with the strong, luxe furniture pieces beautifully at home in the space. Architects Carr Design Group and landscapers Taylor Cullity Lethlean were responsible for the design, while Fabio Ongarato Design created the brand identity. A seven-metre-tall ‘Jackalope’ sculpture by Melbourne artist, Emily Floyd, greets guests at the entry to this impressive hotel.

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Images: Jackalope

4. Le Roch Hotel & Spa, France

Designed by French interior designer Sarah Lavoine together with architect Vincent Bastie, the new five star Le Roch Hotel and Spa in Paris is a clever and captivating mixture of modern and historic French design. Bold, jewel-toned colours take centre stage in the boutique hotel, with plenty of velvet, patterned carpet and metallic accents. The hotel is very warm and welcoming, with fireplaces, shelves of books and expansive sofas to nestle into. Whether staying the night or booking into the restaurant or spa, Le Roch is a new must-see when in the capital of France.

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Images: Design Milk