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Neillí Mulcahy

Venue: National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History  Website: http://www.museum.ie  Price: FREE Date: Sept 13-30th Time: Tues-Sat 10am -5pm. Sun 2pm-5pm. Closed Mondays and Bank Holidays

Throughout the 1950s and 1960s Neillí Mulcahy was one of Ireland’s leading fashion designers, producing haute couture garments to the highest Parisian standards for her international and Irish clients. Neillí was one of the first truly Irish designers, she was known for her pioneering use of Irish fabrics, and tweed in particular.  Neillí collaborated with the weavers, fabric and print designers and knitters to produce innovative fabrics in vibrant colours. The exhibition includes garments and accessories from throughout her career, from 1950s hand beaded and velvet ball gowns to crisply tailored ‘girl about town’ suits.  A keen sportswoman herself, Neillí pioneered comfortable sporty fashions for country casual wear. Her warm tweedy jackets with insets of hand knit and casual trousers were perfect for the new more relaxed lifestyle of the 1960s. With the exhibit set to close on the 30th of September—you have plenty of time to catch a last minute viewing. For fashion aficionados everywhere—this is the exhibit for you!

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