Paris Kyne
Master Milliner

Theatre Of Fashion

The Spring launch of 2002. Shown in the Dame Nellie Melba Foyer (upstairs) at the then recently renovated Her Majesty’s Theatre on Exhibition Street, Melbourne, Victoria. The theatre had been purchased a few years earlier by Australian media presenter/personality, Mike Walsh, and renovations costing $21 million had just been carried out. At this time, no one had seen the makeover so there were numerous oohs and aahs from the invited guests.

The clothing labels represented were Cinema Haute Couture and Roger Grinstead. Five models had two changes of clothing and hats each. It was a casual affair with the models wandering amongst the guests to the music of a harpist.
And the press wrote - “Kyne’s Spring collection, launched today, is big on asymmetrical designs. ‘I want to go really theatrically, strong on lines, not a whole lot of stuff shoved on’ he says”.
MX , 20 August 2002, page 2
“A touch of Paris filled Her Majesty’s Theatre yesterday, as a stylish collection of millinery was unveiled ….. The sinamay hit of yesterday’s parade was the Forty’s Flyer, which Kyne described as his least favourite piece among the creations. Moulding the feathers was a nightmare as I wanted it to do different things, like frame one eye. Instead it framed the face, but it has turned out to be everybody’s favourite, he said”.
Herald Sun, 21 August 2002, page 9