Events

Fashion Talks: September Outfit of the Month

The Whanganui Regional Museum has selected a dress worn by well-known New Zealand poet Eileen Duggan (1894-1972), for the upcoming Outfit of the Month exhibit.
Fri, 29 Sep, 2023
12:15 pm
Free (koha appreciated)
Museum Atrium

Events

Fashion Talks: September Outfit of the Month

The Whanganui Regional Museum has selected a dress worn by well-known New Zealand poet Eileen Duggan (1894-1972), for the upcoming Outfit of the Month exhibit.
Fri, 29 Sep, 2023
12:15 pm
Free (koha appreciated)
Museum Atrium

Grace Burgess, a long-time personal friend of Eileen Duggan, donated this dress to the Museum in 1984. Kaihāpai Taonga/Collection Manager, Trish Nugent-Lyne describes the dress as distinctly 1920s style, with its long bodice and short skirt. The mustard-gold colour of the dress was also very popular in the 1920s.

Trish will present the dress with a lunchtime fashion talk at 12.15pm on Friday 29th September, in the Museum. Entry is free, though koha is always appreciated. No booking is required, and all are welcome – meet in the Atrium. The dress will then be on display in the Museum throughout the month of October.

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