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Melbourne's NGV Is Hosting an Adorable Australia Day Dachshund Fashion Parade

It's part of the gallery's Kids Summer Festival.
By Libby Curran
January 11, 2017
By Libby Curran
January 11, 2017

Fashion runways usually feature models of the leggy variety, but don't expect to see any of those at the NGV's Kids Summer Festival fashion parade, which instead will star a drove of tiny-legged dapperly dressed dachshunds.

Taking over the NGV's Great Hall on Australia Day, this pup parade will conclude the annual, 11-day festival of kid-friendly fun. Although 'technically' for 'kids', anyone can head along to see the four-legged fashionistas show off their threads for free. Take a little one along and let them run wild in the gallery afterwards — they can unleash their own creativity by crafting dog-inspired 3D paper designs under the guidance of illustrator Alice Oehr and artist group Soft Stories. The whole dog thing is a homage to three dog-lovers being celebrated in NGV's hottest summer exhibitions — David Hockney (Current), and design duo Viktor & Rolf (Fashion Artists).

The rest of the Kids Summer Festival program is chock-full of legitimately awesome free events — think magic performances, kids yoga, dance classes and a swag of creative workshops hosted by local artists.

The dachshund fashion parade will take place in the NGV's International Great Hall from midday on Thursday, January 26. For more information, visit the NGV's website

Published on January 11, 2017 by Libby Curran


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