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Top 2 Toe

Start Date 8 March 2003
End Date 27 July 2003
Venue National Gallery of Victoria
Location Melbourne, Australia
Curator Katie Somerville & Danielle Whitfield
Exhibition display of footwear and headwear in glass case
Exhibition display of footwear and headwear in glass cases

Celebrating fashionable life in Melbourne during the 1950s, this exhibition examines the influences and inspiration behind the creation and wearing of fashion during this popular decade. Key Australian designers and labels from the NGV Collection are showcased, including Le Louvre, Hall Ludlow, Linda Suchestow, La Petite, Georges and Lucas. Melbourne’s developing fashion identity is profiled alongside growing connections with American style and the continuation of a longstanding influence of British and French design.

Photo courtesy of National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne