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

Exhibition closing Sunday 7th August

This exhibition 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.

Location: Room 9, Second Floor, West Block, Collins Barracks, Benburb Street, Dublin 7.

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