Museum of Brisbane

In Fashion:

  • 07 Aug 2009 — 29 Nov 2009
  • Exhibition now closed

An exhibition for anyone who’s known the thrill of dressing up for a special occasion.

In Fashion celebrated dressing up in Brisbane by showcasing a collection of women’s fashion, sourced from the private collections of Brisbane women and designers.

In Fashion: Dressing up Brisbane

From different eras in Brisbane’s history, each garment opened a window into a fascinating story about dressing up for a special event. Through the ball gowns and bustles of by-gone years, exquisite wedding dresses to runway couture, visitors gained insights into Brisbane’s fashionable precincts, events and memorable moments.

As well as the historical and vintage garments on display, In Fashion featured the local contemporary designers who have taken Brisbane fashion to national and international acclaim including Bora, Easton Pearson and sass & bide, with designs worn by the likes of Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Hawkins and the always in fashion, Sarah Jessica Parker.

The exhibition will also explored the local fashion scene from the 1980s to this season’s new crop of designers, looking at the fashion superstars, the innovative visionaries and the talents that shaped what Brisbane women wear today.