28 Nov 2021

Eden Hore: High Fashion/High Country

From Standing Room Only, 12:15 pm on 28 November 2021

Glamorous gowns from the astonishing high fashion collection that was the pride and joy of high country farmer Eden Hore, are temporarily leaving their Central Otago home. 

Eden farmed in Naseby while also managing to collect more than 200 couture gowns in the 1970s - flamboyant, colourful fashion was what he was particularly attracted to.

The Dowse in Lower Hutt will temporarily house some of them in an exhibition called Eden Hore: High Fashion/High Country as part of the Aotearoa NZ Festival of Art.

Lynn Freeman talks with the co-curators,  fashion historian Claire Regnault and Dr Chelsea Nichols from the Dowse.

Eden Hore: High Fashion/High Country opens at the Dowse in Lower Hutt on December 4.