The Feminine Aesthetic: fashion and design in Melbourne 1860-2000
23 & 24 April, 27 April, 30 April & 1 May
Fashion and design returns to Villa Alba Museum in an exclusive display of costumes and textiles from the nationally significant costume and textile collection of the Kew Historical Society. Included in this survey of fashion and design will be rarely displayed items including a silk patchwork quilt top from the 1860s, through to costumes created by Australian and international designers and fashion houses including: House of Youth, Park Avenue Gowns, Oggi, Hartnell of Melbourne, Norma Tullo, Martin Grant and Vivienne Westwood. Note that bookings are essential.
Posies and Prosecco: Floral Workshop & Villa Alba Tour
In this workshop you’ll learn how to make a floral posy, typical of Victorian times and still so popular today. Enjoy a glass of prosecco (or soft drink), followed by a tour of Villa Alba and a chance to see the Heritage Festival Fashion Exhibition on display in the house. No prior floristry skills needed. Note that bookings are essential.
Next Open day at Villa Alba Museum
The Museum is open to the public on the first Sunday of the month: full details of times and bookings.