[Exhibition] 1960s Fashion in Melbourne at Glen Eira

Hi all,

Over the past six months I’ve been preparing a large number of ’60s garments and accessories to lend to a new exhibition of Melbourne fashion from the ’60s and it opens this Friday. From the Glen Eira website:

A fresh new look emerged in Australian fashion during this exciting decade of cultural and social change, with a new generation of fashion designers influencing the youth fashion and culture of this period. Garments and accessories by diverse Melbourne labels and fashion designers, including Prue Acton, Norma Tullo, Mr Simon, Sharene Creations, Miss Hartnell and Hartnell of Melbourne are featured providing a rich insight into the evolution of Australian fashion and the groundbreaking fashion styles such as the mini dress that symbolise the 1960s…there’s a vibrant selection of garments, accessories and fashion photography by Bruno Benini, Athol Shmith and Henry Talbot.

Some of the labels I’m supplying include:
Prue Acton, Tullo, Kayser, Mr Individual, Raoul Couture, L’Officiel, Stephen Glass, plus lots of lesser known designers and a good selection of Weigel’s patterns.

The 1960s are such an exciting time in fashion, a time of transition from the ladylike looks of the earlier eras into youthful vibrancy. I’m pleased to be able to contribute to this great new exhibition, opening on Friday. It’s accompanied by a program of events including a talk by Brian Samuel of Miss Hartnell. I’ll also be presenting a talk about my collection and the items in the exhibition – full details of all events here and the exhibition here.

What: The New Look: 1960s Fashion in Melbourne exhibition
When: 27 April–27 May, M-F 10am–5pm, S-S 1pm–5pm. Closed public holidays.
Where: Glen Eira Art Gallery, Town Hall, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield 3162
Cost: free!
More information: at the Glen Eira site.


  1. I have found your site while researching 1960s dress shops in Melbourne and wonder if you have any information on a shop near the corner of Orrong or Williams Road and High Street Armadale called Lyn SA. I think it was couple of women and they did their own printing of fabrics and sold these as well as some garments.
    I would appreciate it if you have any information you could give me.
    Sue Nuttall

  2. Trying to remember the name of a young Melbourne fashion designer that I used to buy in the late 1960’s he was male and around Pru Acton’s time

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