[Exhibition] House of Lucas at the Gold Museum

A new exhibition is opening about the wonderful House of Lucas, fashion house of Ballarat and Melbourne.

I’ve been looking forward to this for a while, and can’t wait to see it.

Details:
What: House of Lucas fashion exhibition
Where: The Gold Museum, Bradshaw Street, Ballarat
When: October 28th 2016 to March 2017
Cost: $6.80-12.30 or free with Sovereign Hill entry, please see website for details.
More information: at the website.

Here are some of the House of Lucas garments that I’ve found:

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1930s beaded silk gown

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1930s silk velvet gown with rhinestones

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Late ’50s Pierre Cardin/Lucas jacket as featured in the recent Glen Eira ’50s exhibition.

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Late ’50s dress plus House of Lucas advert 1961

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House of Lucas adverts, ’50s and ’60s.

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5 comments

  1. I am so sad I missed this, my late Mum worked as Kate Lahaive’s pattern maker and sample seamstress at Lucas during the 60s and together they won the prestigious Gown of the Year .

  2. Hi Cam, that all depends on market demand, which is shaped by elements of style, condition, fabric, detailing and size. You can try seeking similar dresses to get an idea of what they’re worth but it also depends on where you sell: they will be higher priced in specialised boutiques than in flea markets. Like everything else, it’s about supply and demand.

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