State Library of South Australia

Finding Fashion: Frocks and finery in our collections

Date: 5 October 2018 to 19 October 2018

Time: 1 to 2:30pm

Location: Bronwyn Halliday Learning Studio (in the Hub)

Note: Free entry, bookings essential. 2 sessions available.

Fashion Photography PRG 1162 7 583 11

A Live & Learn program| Enjoy a slideshow of gorgeous images from our South Australian collections, be hands-on with some special collection items, and take a short tour of the Library.

South Australians have had a love affair with fashion since the early days of the colony. The State Library has a fabulous collection of historic South Australian resources relating to fashion, including. photographs, design drawings, magazines and archival documents. A slideshow of stunning images takes us through time, looking at costumes for the debutante ball, the beach and the races. Highlights include Thelma Afford's 1936 centenary costume designs, and images relating to fashion icons Elsa Schiaparelli and Diana, Princess of Wales.

A selection of resources will be available for hands-on viewing. We will also visit the historic Mortlock Wing, and discover where you can do your own research in the Spence Wing.

Image caption: Fashion Photography [PRG 1162/7/583/11]

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