Inside the 200 Years of Australian Fashion Exhibition

The new Melbourne exhibition showcases the history of Australian fashion

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An embellished gown from 1956 by La Petite. Picture / Wayne Taylor

An 1959 evening dress by Melbourne dressmakers La Petite. Picture / Wayne Taylor

An outfit by Materialbyproduct (left). Picture / Wayne Taylor

1960s designs. Picture / Wayne Taylor

The 'Salon' room. Picture / Wayne Taylor

A piece by Australian label Discount Universe. Picture / Wayne Taylor

A dress from Bright & Hitchcocks circa 1865-1870. Picture / Wayne Taylor

The 60s room. Picture / Wayne Taylor

Aperture, a custom installation for the exhibition by fashion designer Dion Lee. Picture / Wayne Taylor

Evening dress c. 1805. Picture / Wayne Taylor

The Flamingo Park room, a recreation of Jenny Kee and Linda Jackson's 1970s boutique. Picture / Wayne Taylor

The contemporary room, with designs by Ellery, Dion Lee and more. Picture / Wayne Taylor

The contemporary room, with designs by Ellery, Dion Lee and more. Picture / Wayne Taylor

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