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‘A feast of fashion in Echuca from the 1930s to 1960s.’

01 Feb - 30 May 2022

‘A feast of fashion in Echuca from the 1930s to 1960s.’

The society has again been digging deep into the storerooms; and this time has brought out more treasures to display to the museum’s visitors

In the Swinging Sixties your choices were simple – you were hip or you were hopeless (and horribly out of fashion).

It might have been just 30 years from the depths of the dour Depression fashions; but it might as well have been another planet in another solar system

Fashion in the 1940s was subdued until 1947; when Dior hit the scene with lavish designs –
Although still wearing the nipped-in waists of the ’30s and ’40s, the 1950s were colourful and extravagant. Already the emergence of the new breed of pop stars – especially Elvis – was an important influence,”
By the 1960s fashions were more comfortable, as the Beatles, Rolling Stones and British invasion became the leaders of fashion.

Until that 1965 day when ‘the Shrimp’ – the world’s first supermodel – hit the world’s headlines.”

Men’s fashion lagged a little; but by the ’60s they were as fashion conscious as the women with those baggy pants the men favoured before paisley, purple, pink and puce became de rigueur for any young man in the 1960s

So what was Echuca wearing?

Well you simply have to come along to the exhibition to find out; because the society exhibition team has been able to add many local photographs for you to see; and maybe remember the occasions.

“Come and join us in a trip down memory lane.
“You will get a laugh out of some of the exhibits, you might even cringe a little if you can recognise some of the things you may have worn and thought so trendy and chic – and your children and grandchildren might enjoy that moment even more,” she said.

“The exhibition opens in the museum at 1 Dickson St Echuca on February 1 – so be there or be square.”

Entry Cost (AUD): Child Price: $2.00
Adult Price: $6.00
Pensioner Price: $6.00
Event Venue: Echuca Historical Society Museum
1 Dickson Street Echuca 3564
Event Times: 10am until 2pm daily
Facilities: Access with assistance for Disabled
Air Conditioned
Child Activities
Public Toilet
Shaded Area
Sheltered Area

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