As part of the Wilton Series in which the Gallery meets key figures from the world of the visual arts, film, literature and music. We arranged an intimate group tour followed by a lunch to view a fashion retrospective of Ib Jorgensen at the National Museum of Ireland. Our guests enjoyed an intimate portrait by Ib Jorgensen and guided by Alex Ward, Keeper of the Art and Industrial Division of the Museum. who curated the exhibition. Lynn Scarff, Director of the National Museum of Ireland, provided wonderful insight to the cultural space.
Jorgensen was only 22 years old when he set-up his own salon and his name was to become synonymous with elegant, glamorous clothing. He displayed a relentless attention to detail in his work, and the hallmarks of his classic clothing were fine tailoring and perfect finishing. In 1992 he opened the Jorgensen Fine Art (known as The Jorgensen Gallery) on Dublin’s Molesworth Street above his salon but it later took over the business.
Ward has curated exhibitions on the fashion designers, Ib Jorgensen and Neillí Mulcahy, as well as an exhibition of toys from the NMI collections; an exhibition about John Wesley, the founder of the Methodist movement; and an exhibition of 21st century Irish craft.