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Fashionable Style: the 1850s Crinoline
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 06:00 PM
LocationOld Treasury Building
20 Spring St
East Melbourne, VIC 3002
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Event contactOld Treasury Building
(03) 9651 2233
The ‘must-have’ style of the mid-1850s, the crinoline, was worn by every class of society, and women on the Victorian goldfields were no exception! This dress style was far from practical to wear in a tent, but it was the prevailing fashion.
The Old Treasury Building holds two dresses in this style in the collection. Entirely sewn by hand, it is estimated that there are over 5000 stitches in one of the skirts alone!
Join historian Margaret Anderson to discover this dress style: what it might have been like to make, wear and care for such a dress. This will be a white glove event. You will be able to examine the dresses up close and personal!
This lecture is free of charge, but limited seating is available. Bookings are essential! Click HERE to access the Eventbrite booking page.
For further information, visit the Old Treasury Building's webpage about this event.Posted by on ,
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