Flashback: 160 Years of Australian Fashion Photos

Carmen Dell’Orefice, David Jones’ American Fashion Parade, August 1950, photograph by Geoffrey LeeThe glamorous story of Australian fashion photography is revealed in the travelling display Flashback: 160 years of Australian Fashion Photos.

Using colourful reproductions, Flashback showcases a number of beautiful and iconic images from the Library’s unrivalled collection, with images ranging from mid 19th century hand-coloured portraiture through to contemporary fashion shots.

Highlights include iconic Australian and former Miss Universe Jennifer Hawkins and the 1950s appearance for David Jones by American Carmen Dell'Orefice who, now at 82, is the world’s oldest working supermodel.

Image: Carmen Dell’Orefice, David Jones’ American Fashion Parade, August 1950, photograph by Geoffrey Lee, a2437 Online/1

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Dates: 1 June 2013 – 30 June 2016

On display at the following libraries. Dates listed are subject to change. Please confirm with each library.

Venues

Casino, 1 – 13 June 2013
Glenn Innes, 22 June – 4 July 2013
Narrabri, 22 – 25 July 2013
Armidale, 3 – 15 August 2013
Coffs Harbour, 24 August – 5 September 2013
Kempsey, 21 September – 3 October 2013
Lake Macquarie, 12 – 24 October 2013
Lake Haven, 2 – 14 November 2013
Maitland, 23 November – 5 December 2013
Cessnock, 14 December 2013 – 5 January 2014
Singleton, 11 – 23 January 2014
Muswellbrook, 1 – 13 February 2014
Scone, 22 February – 6 March 2014
Gilgandra, 15 – 27 March 2014
Dubbo, 5 – 21 April 2014
Wellington, 29 April – 15 May 2014
Orange, 24 May – 5 June 2014
Grenfell, 14 – 26 June 2014
Parkes, 5 – 17 July 2014
Condobolin, 25 July – 1 August 2014
Bland, 16 – 24 August 2014
Leeton, 6 – 18 September 2014
Griffith, 27 September – 9 October 2014
Berrigan, 18 – 30 October 2014
Albury, 8 – 20 November 2014
Tumut, 28 November – 11 December 2014
Gundagai, 20 December 2014 – 15 January 2015
Cootamundra, 24 January – 5 February 2015
Temora, 14 – 26 February 2014
Wagga Wagga, 7 – 19 March 2015
Coolamon, 26 March – 9 April 2015
Broken Hill, 18 – 30 April 2015
Moree, 8 – 20 May 2015
Lithgow, 30 May – 11 June 2015
Katoomba, 20 June – 2 July 2015
Springwood, 11 – 23 July 2015
Goulburn, 1 – 13 August 2015
Yass, 22 August – 3 September 2015
Wollongong, 12 – 24 September 2015
Camden, 3 – 15 October 2015
Randwick, 5 – 17 December 2015
Leichhardt, 24 December 2015 – 14 January 2016
Willoughby, 23 January – 4 February 2016
Strathfield, 13 – 25 February 2016
Penrith, 5 – 17 March 2016
Blacktown, 25 March – 3 April 2016
Warringah-Belrose, 16 – 28 April 2016
Hornsby, 7 – 19 May 2016
Canterbury, 28 May – 9 June 2016
Ryde, 18 – 30 June 2016

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