From the Maitland Mercury report:
The Australian museum of Clothing and Textiles will hold Discover Local History Through the Wardrobe – a parade of fashion from the past – which will focus on men’s and women’s garments from the area’s history.
Models will enter through a wardrobe.
Compere Nell Pyle will wear a skirt and apron dated 1900, the oldest outfit to be worn on the day. “But the oldest garment at the parade will be a wedding gown dated 1840 – it’s just too fragile to be worn,” Mrs Pyle said.
And she said the parade was as much about the history of the original owner of the garment as it was the fashion of the day.
Full article by Margartet Dennis available at Maitland Mercury, Sept. 24, 2012.