Master Milliner 1966-2013
07 October - 26 November 2022
Opening event 5.30pm Friday 07 October | All welcome FREE
East Gippsland Art Gallery is thrilled to be exhibiting a retrospective of Paris Kyne's work. Born Micheal Francis Kyne, he spent his early years in Sale. In 1999, he changed his name to Paris - a nickname he had for many years prior - and in 2000 he launched ‘Paris Kyne - The Master Milliner’ in Toorak Village.
Paris Kyne was a renowned designer, highly regarded professional and one of Australia’s most flamboyant and talented milliners. In 2013, the year of his untimely death at only 47, he celebrated 25 years in the industry.
The world of Paris Kyne, Master Milliner was a land of colour, quality, style and imagination. He created big, striking, memorable hats, delicate headware and fabulous top hats, often seen at racecourses around the world. Paris was a regular at the Melbourne spring racing carnival and over the years, his clients won countless Fashions on the Field competitions.
Career highlights include joining a who’s who of Australia’s designers and fashion industry elite to be inducted into the City of Stonnington Fashion Hall of Fame; making the Moomba crowns for 2010 king and queen, Molly Meldrum and Kate Ceberano; and creating hats for Paris and Nicky Hilton to wear to the 2003 Melbourne Cup Carnival.
His hats have adorned celebrities including The Pussy Cat Dolls, Ashley Roberts, Melissa George and Kate Ceberano. A hat designed for Paris Hilton is now in the Australian Racing Museum.
Image: Paris Kyne Style Wars 1997
Paris Kyne's Hats on the Runway at La Riva
Saturday 8th October 2pm - 5pm
La Riva Luxury Retreat and Experiences, 95 Mathiesons Rd, Eagle Point, Vic 3878
View some of Paris’s most exquisite pieces as they are paraded around the beautiful La Riva Luxury Retreat.