NGV is currently showcasing the striking and youthful fashion of 1960s Melbourne. With more than eighty photographs by fashion photographer Henry Talbot, many of which have never been exhibited before.
The photographs on display have been carefully selected from an extraordinary archive of 35,000 negatives that Talbot gifted to the NGV in the 1980s.
Frozen in time the exhibition includes some of Talbot’s beautiful fashion spreads from 1960s Australian Vogue, providing a visual history that chronicles the magazine’s first decade in Australia. The photographs will be presented alongside a display of early edition Australian Vogue magazines, including those in which Talbot’s photographs originally appeared, offering an insight into the aspirational fashion and lifestyle choices of Australians living in this era.
Showcasing the shifting face of fashion from a time that has captured popular imagination, many of the images have never been seen since their original publication 50 years ago and offer an insight into the styles and attitudes of the 1960s.
Where? The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square | 7 May – 21 August 2016 | FREE