UPDATE: This event is now sold out. Kingston Library are taking a list of names interested in a future talk.
I have three talks on vintage clothing coming up and this is the first one:
Join Nicole Jenkins, author of Love Vintage and owner of Circa Vintage Clothing in Fitzroy, for afternoon tea and a talk about ladies fashions from 1940 to 1960.
Nicole will bring several original garments to illustrate cultural history, design, fabrics and construction. Bring your own classic garments for discussion too!
What: Talk on ladies fashions 1940-1960.
Where: Kingston Library, Chelsea Library Branch, 1 Chelsea Rd, Chelsea.
When: 2pm Friday July 30th (talk will go for an hour, followed by afternoon tea).
Bookings: Phone the Library on 1300 135 668. Please note that numbers are limited.
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I’m particularly looking forward to this one, as I usually talk about a century of fashion and this is a rare opportunity to concentrate on my current favourite decades: the 1940s and 1950s, the golden years of couture.
Starting with WW2 “make do and mend” it will go post-war with Dior in ’47 and the haute couture of the ’50s, through to 1960 when elegance had peaked and begun it’s decline into the youthful fashions of the ’60s.