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Dressed by the Best: Gwen Gillam Behind the Scenes

Feature Presentation:

With her fabulous frocks and gorgeous gowns, fashion designer Gwen Gillam was a Queensland trailblazer who was known, quite simply, as “the best”. To celebrate Queensland Museum’s most recent exhibition, “Dressed by the Best: Fashion, Glamour & Gwen Gillam”, Senior Curator Dr Michael Marendy and Assistant Curator Carmen Burton will lead a discussion about Gillam and her contemporaries, sharing their behind the scenes stories, getting the inside word on the garments with Gwen’s clients and employees and discussing what it was like to be in the fashion industry in Brisbane in the 1960s. A panel Q&A will follow the presentation.

No bookings. Places are limited.

About the speakers:

Dr Michael Marendy
Senior Curator, Cultures and Histories
Queensland Museum

Carmen Burton
Assistant Curator, Queensland Stories, Cultures and Histories
Queensland Museum

 

Event Details

Dates
25 August 2012, 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Cost
Gold Coin Donation

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