Sunday, May 24, 2009

Neillí Mulcahy – Irish Haute Couture of the 50s and 60s

This temporary exhibition, in the Museum of Decorative Arts and History, Dublin, looks at the work of the Irish fashion designer, Neillí Mulcahy.

From 1951 to 1969 Neillí ran a successful Dublin salon producing haute couture garments. She was known for her innovative use of Irish tweeds and collaborated with hand weavers to produce fabrics in lightweight weaves and vibrant colours. Neillí’s use of fabrics, the presentation of her annual collection, and her success in America are some of the themes explored. The exhibition includes a selection of day and evening wear supported by contemporary photography, fashion illustrations, newspaper cuttings and items from Neillí’s archive.

More details here

Museum of Decorative Arts and History
Room 9,
Second Floor,
West Block,
Collins Barracks,
Benburb Street,
Dublin 7.

For general enquiries:
Tel: +353 1 6777444
Fax: +353 1 6777450

Opening Hours
Tuesday - Saturday: 10:00 - 17:00
Sunday: 14:00 - 17:00

Closed Mondays
(Including Bank Holidays), Christmas Day and Good Friday

Ladies Day at the National Museum: Neillí Mulcahy
On 26th May 2009, at 12pm, there will be a tour of the exhibition. This is part of the Bealtaine Festival; celebrating creativity in older age.

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