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The Feminine Aesthetic: fashion and design in Melbourne 1860-2000

Fashion and design returns to Villa Alba Museum in an exclusive display of costumes and textiles from the nationally significant costume and textile collection of Kew Historical Society.

The lavishly decorated late Victorian interiors of Villa Alba Museum, will provide a spectacular backdrop to the exhibits. Included in this survey of fashion and design will be rarely displayed items including a silk patchwork quilt top from the 1860s, through to costumes created by Australian and international designers and fashion houses including: House of Youth, Park Avenue Gowns, Oggi, Hartnell of Melbourne, Norma Tullo, Martin Grant and Vivienne Westwood.

A guided tour and lecture on the afternoon of Wednesday 27 April will highlight the fashion designs of Norma Tullo.

Event dates

Event Details

44 Walmer Street, Kew, Victoria

Saturdays and Sundays 11am - 3pm ($15 entry)
Wednesday 27th 1pm - 3pm (Lecture $25)

Entry fees:
Adults $ 15
Prebooking requiredhttp://www.villaalbamuseum.org
Attendance limit: