50s and 60s clothes sought
The New Zealand Fashion Museum is bringing a different kind of exhibition to Auckland later this year.
Elle and the Youthquake: The changing face of fashion is a pop-up exhibition that looks at 1960s youth fashion and its present-day exponents.
The exhibition, to be held at the Nathan Club at Britomart between September 27 and October 19, will look at the current face of young New Zealand fashion design and offer some of today’s up and coming designers a platform to showcase their ideas and to sell their creations.
To make this happen, organisers are looking for garments with the Elle label (or Adele, fashion designer Wendy Ganley’s first label), late 1950s and early 1960s garments by Babs Radon (Barbara Herrick) who trained Wendy Ganley, early Marilyn Sainty garments as she began her fashion career in Wendy Ganley’s Hamilton workroom in 1963 and any photos or memories of Wendy Ganley and her Elle boutiques.
Expressions of interest from young designers who would like to be considered for inclusion in the exhibition and pop-up shop are being accepted now.