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Cavalcade of History and Fashion OIDFA Exhibition

Friday 18th July – Sunday 20th July 2014:  RSASA Gallery

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photo provided by Cavalcade of Fashion

Floor Talks: Friday 18 July 11.00am & 2.30pm, Saturday 19 July 11.00am & 2.30pm, Sunday 20 July 11.00am

The Edwardian Era was a decade of unparalleled luxury and opulence in fashion with well-bred and sophisticated women wearing elegant confections of silk and lace.  The Art Nouveau period, with its flowing, organic forms was just beginning and strongly influenced Edwardian fashion.  Cavalcade’s exhibition and floor talks will feature stunning Edwardian gowns, Edwardian unmentionables (underwear) and accessories many featuring exquisite hand and machine made lace. See and hear for yourself how Edwardian women lived their lives of luxury and see how lace was made for fashion of the period. Also featured is a wonderful collection of lace collars from the Edwardian and earlier eras to delight lovers of lace.

The Cavalcade Collection, dating from the late 1700s, has been used by its custodians, a volunteer not-for-profit community group, the Cavalcade of History and Fashion for 50 years to share Australia’s social and fashion history with community audiences at historical, educational and public charitable events and exhibitions throughout NSW and interstate.

Cavalcade is very grateful for the generosity of the many donors to the collection and for the women who founded the group 50 years ago to raise money for charitable organisations. Those women had the foresight to collect the provenance of the gowns which adds to the value of the collection to the community and future generations.

www.oidfaadelaide.com   http://www.thecavalcade.org/     email: oidfaadelaide@adam.com.au

Other venues along North Tce are also available for viewing during the Congress. There is an OIODFA day ticket entry at Freemasons Hall, exhibitions in Union House, University of Adelaide for A $20 per purchase or $25 on the day. Tickets can be pre ordered at www.oidfaadelaide.com