The NGV announced today Grammy Award-winning artist Kimbra will perform at the inaugural NGV Gala. The special black-tie evening will give visitors exclusive first access to world premiere exhibition The House of Dior: Seventy Years of Haute Coutureon Saturday 26 August 2017.

‘The NGV is delighted to announce Kimbra as the headline performer for the first NGV Gala, in celebration of the opening of The House of Dior, an NGV-curated exhibition of one of the most revolutionary fashion houses in the history of couture. “We expect Melbourne’s best dressed to attend this inaugural, special event,” said Tony Ellwood, Director at the NGV.

Australian electronic dance music duo Yolanda Be Cool, of ‘We No Speak Americano’ fame, will treat guests to a live DJ set by as they peruse over 140 garments from Christian Dior Couture designed from 1947 to 2017.

This isn’t the first time Australia has seen a special Dior display with the representative parade outside of Paris held in David Jones in 1948. Proceeds from the NGV Gala will go towards supporting the NGV Fashion and Textiles Collection.