The New Look: 1960s Fashion in Melbourne
Glen Eira City Council Gallery’s newest exhibition pays homage to the iconic era of fashion that was the 1960s. From the mini dress to vibrant accessories, the exhibition features the fashions and people in the industry that have come to be synonymous with this decade of cultural and social change.
The exhibition explores the evolution of fashion during the 1960s. Women’s fashion shifted from the "ladylike" silhouettes of the 1950s to more vibrant and daring colours and hemlines.
Melbourne fashion designers and labels featured in the exhibition include Prue Acton, Norma Tullo, Mr Simon, Sharene Creations, Hartnell of Melbourne and Miss Hartnell. Fashion photography by Bruno Benini, Athol Shmith and Henry Talbot is also being shown.
Talks are being held throughout the month with hosts including exhibit curator Diane Soumilas, author and collector Nicole Jenkins, writer and documentary filmmaker Lesley Sharon Rosenthal, director of Miss Hartnell Brian Samuel, and fashion historian and photographer Tom McEvoy.
The gallery is open from 10am to 5pm Monday to Friday and from 1pm to 5pm on weekends.