200 Years of Australian Fashion - National Gallery of Victoria

The National Gallery of Victoria (Ian Potter Centre) is currently hosting an exhibition called 200 Years of Australian Fashion.  It features fashions through the last 200 years in Australia, from the seemingly child-sized gowns of the late 19th century (people must have been small then!) to the present day.

It was interesting to see how once, Australians relied very heavily on European influences in clothing, regardless of its suitability to our climate, but over the years, have moved away to clothes than reflect our climate,  our lifestyle and our national identity.

These images feature a few of my favourites pieces from the exhibition - I hope you enjoy them too.



National Gallery of Victoria (Ian Potter Centre)
Federation Square
Melbourne VIC 3000


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