In the stunning vestibule of the Mitchell Library, leading Australian fashion designers will exhibit original pieces, created using historical muses as inspiration.
The muses have been selected by the History Council of NSW, their stories shine a light on the history of dress and fashion in Australia. How will Bennelong, the first Aboriginal diplomat who insisted on the highest standard of European dress, or Annette Kellerman, whose form-fitting attire shocked the world and led to a career in Hollywood, inspire today’s leading designers. How will old become new? This special event fuses the glamour of contemporary fashion with evocative images of the past.
History week - in collaboration with the History Council of NSW and Vogue Australia.
More information at the State Library website.