KEVIN Jones is a long way from home.
Mr Jones is a curator at the Los Angeles' FIDM Museum but has spent the past three weeks setting up the Modern Love exhibition in Bendigo.
The exhibition features works by influential fashion designers including Vivienne Westwood, Issey Miyake, Alexander McQueen and Oscar de la Renta and will open at the Bendigo Art Gallery on Saturday.
Mr Jones took the Bendigo Advertiser on a behind the scenes tour of the exhibition on Wednesday afternoon.
"We've been working with the Bendigo Art Gallery for about a year and a half or two years now," he said.
"There's so much mental stuff that takes place, lots of planning, lots of discussion and then you get here and it's the grunt work.
"You don't put up a show without doing that hands-on stuff.
"Fashion installations are the hardest thing.
"It's not hanging a painting or placing a sculpture, there are so many more elements."
Mr Jones said it was fantastic to see everything come together.
"The exhibition is made up of more than 60 ensembles from fashions of the past 40 years," he said.
"It includes everything from T-shirts off the street, Adidas track shoes all the way to french couture gowns, Asian high fashions, everything that you can imagine that has been worn in the last 40 years by anybody who is fashion conscious."
"I think this is going to be a very very popular show because for one thing everybody will come in and recognise something that they would want to wear or that they've worn or that they would like to wear again.
"Because there's such a broad range of such amazing design, fashion ensembles in this exhibition that everyone will have something that they absolutely love and absolute hate.
"I guarantee it."
Modern Love is the first international touring exhibition from Los Angeles' FIDM Museum and will be on show at the Bendigo Art Gallery from Saturday.