Melbourne Philanthropist, Krystyna Campbell-Pretty

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In February, the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) announced the acquisition of ‘one of the world’s most sought after fashion collections’. Valued at $1.4 million, it includes the most significant French haute couture ever to be acquired by an Australian museum. It comprises 130 pieces from more than 30 different French fashion designers, from 1800 to 2003.

And it’s all thanks to Krystyna Campbell-Pretty, Melbourne-based philanthropist, NGV Foundation board member and former Star of the Sea, Gardenvale, student.

It was a pleasure to meet and speak with Krystyna in her East Melbourne home, to find out why she donated the funds to the NGV, and to understand more about this gracious and generous woman.

You can read the full story in the latest edition of Melbourne Catholic magazine, which can be purchased in Melbourne parishes, or from the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne.

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The NGV intends to open the French couture collection in 2018.

 

 

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