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Minister Humphreys launches "Ib Jorgensen - a Fashion Retrospective"

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Minister Humphreys with Ib Jorgensen and some of the work on display at the exhibition

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Some of the work on display

Arts Minister Heather Humphreys today officially launched a new exhibition at the National Museum, "Ib Jorgensen - a Fashion Retrospective". 

The exhibition looks back over designer Jorgensen's long career, with a collection of 40 garments on display. 

One of Ireland's leading fashion designers from the 1950s up to the 1990s, Danish born Ib Jorgensen was only 22 years old when he set up his own salon in Dublin. During the 1970s Jorgensen's designs were stocked in Harrod's and in Liberty of London, which led to the designer opening a salon in London in 1979. He also designed uniforms for Aer Lingus in 1975 and 1986, as well as the first uniform for the new Irish Army Women’s Service Corps established in 1980. 

The exhibition opens tomorrow. 

You find out more about the exhibition on the National Museum's website here.