Author(s): Anna Plunkett
The fully illustrated story of one of the most successful Australian fashion houses of the last 15 years. Romance Was Born collections are lavish, larger than life, iconic and iconaclastic, and this gorgeous book is a celebration of this unique Australian vision, created by two young designers who declined an internship with Galliano at Dior to 'do their own thing'. The designs of Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales have included collaborations with Jenny Kee, Linda Jackson, May Gibbs, Marvel and Lego, and their creations have been worn by Cate Banchett, Beyonce, Cyndi Lauper and Daphne Guinness, and are included in collections at the NGV and The Powerhouse.
Anna Plunkett and Luke Sales met while completing their fashion design degree. In 2005, the pair established the inimitable label, Romance Was Born.Georgina Safe is the fashion editor of Sunday Style magazine and is one of Australia's most respected fashion authorities. She has written for Vogue, Monocle, Harper's Bazaar and Good Weekend.