Dressing Up: Accessorising in the age of couture

What: Talk about how to create the vintage look for different occasions with fashions and accessories of the 1950s and early 1960s.
When: 3pm-4pm Saturday 25th June
Where: Como House, cnr Williams Rd and Lechlade Ave South Yarra
Cost: $25
Bookings required – click here to buy tickets.

To accompany the Mannequin Exhibition at the National Trust’s Como House, I’m presenting a series of talks. The first one is about fashions of the ’50s and and the second will focus on Melbourne fashions of the ’60s using some of my favourite locally-made couture.

This one, the last one will be more of a workshop, about accessorising and putting an outfit together to create an appropriate look, using gloves, handbags, hats and other accoutrements. I’ll bring some of my favourite pieces made by local couturiers during the time.

You can come to any or all and a season ticket is only $70.


Image courtesy the National Trust and Como House.

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