You Can't Do That




Melbourne Museum
11 Nicholson Street
Carlton, Victoria, 3053
What's On

This exhibition heralds the arrival of true Australian originals. See Prue Acton launch Australia's first international celebrity brand, the irreverent designs of Jenny Bannister, and the sharp but sugared tailoring of Christopher Graf.

By defying convention, these iconic designers became the fashion industry's movers and shakers of their time. You Can't Do That also celebrates the contribution of trailblazing models: Yorta Yorta and Wurundjeri woman Lois Briggs, now Dr Lois Peeler AM, and former Bosnian refugee Andreja Pejić.

You’ll also meet six Melbourne-based slow fashion designers dedicated to good design, fine crafting and sustainable supply.

You Can't Do That is proudly supported by the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival.

Host your next event in this unique and truly inspiring space. Entertain clients or simply sip champagne and enjoy canapés prepared by head chef Andrew Hunt. Find out more