- Jenny Cowen, Caulfield North, VIC
Who was Jenny's favourite fashion icon?
- "The Womens Weekly of course! It headlined fashions, showed us how to make them, gave us the confidence to wear and feel “it” in them".
For more on History Week and to plan your event calendar, visit www.historyweek.com.au
Join us on 9 September when history meets the catwalk! The final fittings are being made for History Week NSW 2012 and this year it’s all about fashion. The theme is Threads: long before the fashionistas of today decided “the look”, dress was an important element of human expression.
From 8 to 16 September, there will be events across the state celebrating the history of dress. A highlight will be “The Muses” on 9 September at the State Library of NSW. In the stunning vestibule of the Mitchell Library, leading Australian fashion designers will exhibit original pieces, created using historical muses as inspiration.
The muses have been selected by the History Council of NSW (HCNSW), and their stories shine a light on the history of dress and fashion in Australia. How will Bennelong, the first Aboriginal diplomat who insisted on the highest standard of European dress or Annette Kellerman, an Olympic swimmer whose form-fitting attire shocked the world, inspire today’s leading designers? How will old become new?
This special event will fuse the glamour, the champagne and excitement of the catwalk with evocative images of the past. And we have two VIP tickets to the “The Muses” to give away, thanks to our friends at HCNSW!
To go into the draw simply answer the following question in 25 words or less:
- Q. Who is your favourite fashion icon?
Send your name and contact details to Inside History, History Week Giveaway, PO Box 406 Erskineville NSW 2043 or email cass[at]insidehistory.com.au by 5pm, 15 August, 2012.
Members of hosiery and gloves depts Messrs Horden Bros., 23’2’46, Image courtesy RAHS Photo collection.
For more on History Week and the program, visit www.historyweek.com.au
Terms and conditions: Entries close 5pm, 15/08/12. One name will be drawn at random and the winner notified by 20/08/12. Travel to the event is not included in the prize and is the responsibility of the winner. Entrants must be aged 18 and over. Prize is not redeemable for cash. Please indicate if you would like to opt out of our mailing list.