A great new exhibition on ’50s fashion and the department store is opening up soon at the Yarra Ranges.
From the official site:
Welcome to the glamour of 1950s fashion! Ladies and gentlemen, please explore and browse the shelves in Emporium, but men should avert their eyes in the â€˜delicatesâ€™ department.
Emporium explores the rise of the department store, ready-to-wear clothing and advertising in the mid-20th century. Department stores opened across Australia in response to a rise in wealth, the evolution of shopping as a pastime and the changing role of women from homemaker to active consumer.
The exhibition features merchandise and picture-based advertising material from Albury’s iconic â€˜Abikhair’s Emporiumâ€™, established by Syrian immigrants Saad Milham Abikhair and his wife Shefia in 1928.
Here are the details:
What: Emporium exhibition
When: Wed 27 July – Sun 23 October, 2016.
Where: Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, 35-37 Cstella St Lilydale
More information: at the Yarra Ranges site.