Forget plain tees and boring jeans this month. Make August your time to explore fascinating vintage fashion. Here are our favourite picks for stepping back in time this month.
What: Miss Fisher Costume Exhibition
Where: Old Government House, Brisbane QLD
When: On now till September 4, 2016
Leave your pearl-handled pistol at the door and step into the world of 1920s opulence, where Miss Phryne Fisher and her crime-fighting associates crack their latest murder mystery. Marvel at the sumptuous fabrics worked into Miss Fisher’s period wardrobe, discover award-winning costume designer Marion Boyce’s inspiration, try on replica costumes, and interact with props and furniture straight from the set as if you’re the latest addition to the mystery-solving squad.
What: Fifties Fair
Where: Rose Seidler House, Wharoonga NSW
When: August 21, 2016
Set your barrel curls and celebrate all things 1950s at this swinging fair. Held at the iconic Rose Seidler House, you’ll spend the day shopping authentic vintage wares, rocking and rolling to live music, and admiring hot wheels in a classic car display. Tour Rose Seidler House with its original 50s furniture and fixtures and discover why it’s an iconic feat of Australian architecture and design. Don’t miss the best-dressed competition – it’s a time for skinny ties, Letterman jackets, full skirts and neck scarves to shine.
Fifties Fair. Photo © James Horan for Sydney Living Museums
What: Henry Talbot 1960s Fashion Photographer Exhibition
Where: National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne VIC
When: On now till August 21, 2016
If you were a fashion model in the 60s, it was a Henry Talbot shoot you wanted. The talented creative was a dynamic force in Australian fashion photography, and throughout the 60s and 70s, it was his captured moments that often spruiked the hottest brands, and graced the biggest glossies. Lose yourself in more than 80 never-before-seen black and white photographs from his collection that are coloured with fierce fashion and striking energy.
(Fashion Illustration for Sportscraft) 1967. Henry Talbot Fashion Photography Archive. © Lynette Anne Talbot