[Talk] MCM Melbourne ladieswear

Hi everyone, my next free library talk is coming up later this month and it’s a good one:

Change was in the air during the post-war ‘50s and women’s fashion at first looked to the past, with a resurgence in structured femininity, and then – just as with architecture and interiors – looked to the future for a functional simplicity, with cleaner lines and a modern outlook.

Melbourne was the beating heart of Australia’s fashion industry, utilising exciting new fabrics and technologies that had emerged during the war, dressing women for their new lives.

Join author and fashion historian, Nicole Jenkins for a colourful illustrated talk on womenswear of the post-war period, from 1945 to 1965.


  • What: Mid Century Modern Melbourne ladieswear presented by Nicole Jenkins
  • Where: Carnegie Library – Boyd Room, 7 Shepparson Ave, Carnegie VIC 3163
  • When: Wednesday 24th August, 2022, 7:00-8:00pm.
  • Cost: free!
  • Bookings and more information: Click here.
Model Clare St Clare in 1950s floral print cotton dress.

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