HISTORY buffs and fashion enthusiasts will be treated to a rare glimpse of period clothing from 1850 to 1900 in a Victorian fashion parade at Flagstaff Hill next Monday.
Not only will the evening fashion parade feature a range of costumes from the museum, but a selection of antique jewellery will also be presented.
The fashion parade is believed to be the first of its kind and is an initiative of volunteer group Friends of Flagstaff Hill and part of the village’s summer program.
Friends of Flagstaff Hill secretary Carlyn Sproston said the parade would appeal to all ages and interests, melding fashion and history together in a fun format.
More than 20 people will model clothing, including children, with some having up to three changes of clothes to showcase the various items in the museum’s collection.
Dr Sproston said it would showcase clothing worn by men, women and children, from the Victorian and Edwardian eras.
“We’ve got beautiful clothes and hats and bonnets, and most of them have been made by the volunteers,” Dr Sproston said.
She said the selection of clothing chosen aimed to represent various social circles from the rich to everyday people, including clothing worn by ministers, housekeepers and children of the era.
Tickets are $10. Bookings essential on 5559 4600. The fashion parade begins at 5.30pm and will be held again on January 14 and 21.