Celebrating style — 1950s fashion in Melbourne

Celebrating Style Exhibition

Glen Eira City Council Gallery

Showcasing 1950s Australian women’s vintage fashion and couture, this exhibition captures the international influences, style and elegance of fashion during this decade. Garments, accessories and fashion photography by renowned Australian photographers Athol Shmith and Bruno Benini sourced from public gallery and private collections are included in the exhibition.

Monday–Friday, 10am–5pm
Saturday and Sunday, 1pm–5pm
Closed public holidays

No bookings required.

Wheelchair access.

Image left: rayon jacquard party dress with ruched bodice and full skirt by anonymous, c.1950s.
Image right: wool princess line coat by Los Angeles tailor, Melbourne, c. 1950s. Photography by Tira Lewis for the book Love Vintage by Nicole Jenkins, published by Carter’s 2009.


  • Friday, 03 June 2016 | 10:00 AM - Sunday, 10 July 2016 | 05:00 PM


Glen Eira City Council Gallery, corner Glen Eira and Hawthorn Roads, Caulfield 3162  View Map

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