VAULT – a Vintage Runway for the Fashion Forward

3 Mar 2023

7:00 pm ‐ 9:00 pm

Ticket packages start from $35

VAULT will host a fashion forward runway event showcasing designer daywear options from the National Trust’s iconic Vintage Clothing Sale.

This evening event is part of the 2023 PayPal Melbourne Fashion Festival’s Fashion Culture Program.

Join us for a curated evening runway show at The Block Arcade from 7 – 9pm on Friday 3 March 2023, featuring items from the upcoming National Trust Vintage Clothing Sale styled by VAULT’s own Jack Fordham. The early part of the evening will include drinks from the bar, checking out each other’s outfits and browsing VAULT. You might be surprised at who you see gliding through the crowd.

The runway show will feature 20 looks and will be followed by a competitive silent auction for every outfit shown on the night.


Hosting a post Runway discussion around fashion, sustainability, style, and why future fashion loves vintage will be Alexia Petsinis & John D’Agata.


John D’Agata, Head of Luxury, Leonard JoelJohn D’Agata has over 30 years of experience in the luxury fashion and jewellery industry, having worked at some of Australia’s most prominent jewellers and retailers. John introduced Luxury as a category to Leonard Joel in 2011, and we are now the biggest seller of luxury goods at auction in the country. As Head of Luxury, John offers expert advice on buying and selling vintage and new luxury accessories at auction.


Alexia Petsinis – Fashion Journalist

Alexia Petsinis is a journalist, editor and creative consultant working between Australia and Italy. Her work spans the arts, culture and fashion sectors, and she is an ongoing contributor to global publications including Harper’s BAZAAR Australia, Vault Art Magazine and Italy Segreta.

Alexia has also worked as an editor and content specialist with organisations including The Australian Ballet, Exceptional Alien and Global Victoria. Her personal style draws inspiration from Italian cinema and visual culture from the 60s and 70s (optional fun fact, might not need it).


Package details

$35 – General Entry – access to cash bar

$50 – General Entry – drink on arrival + $10 voucher to redeem at the Vintage Clothing Sale

$85 – General Entry + Catwalk Masters event + drink on arrival

$120 – VIP front row seating for show + drink on arrival + NTV Membership + Thursday afternoon ‘new member access’ pre-sale on Thursday 23 March (limited time slot) + $10 voucher for Vintage Clothing Sale.




About Leonard Joel 

Established in 1919, Leonard Joel is Australia’s premier auction house; a marketplace for the rare, the beautiful and the extraordinary. Leonard Joel offers specialist expertise and regular, curated auctions in Jewels & Timepieces, Fine Art, Decorative Arts, Asian Works of Art, Modern Design, Prints & Multiples, Luxury and more. In addition to regular curated category auctions, Leonard Joel specialises in the auction of Private Collections and in their long history, Leonard Joel has been entrusted with some of the most important and interesting collections in Australia.


VAULT is the National Trust’s jewel in the form of a fashion outlet. Located within the iconic Block Arcade, VAULT offers an eclectic curated collection of quality pre-loved designer garments. In store you can explore the racks and find an extraordinary range of quality and bespoke brands and labels. Extraordinary European designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Pucci, and Oscar De la Renta, as well as well-known Australian labels such as Zanko and Le Louvre adorn the walls.

We all love an authentic retail experience and VAULT sits stylishly in The Block Arcade, a historic shopping arcade known for its Victorian Mannerist style and elaborate stucco decoration, it’s also an architectural and aesthetic significance for its European-influenced design and lavish interior decoration.

The proceeds from VAULT contribute to supporting the National Trust in conserving and protecting Victoria’s natural, cultural, and built heritage.



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