What is the Australian Dress Register?
The Australian Dress Register is a collaborative, online project about dress with Australian provenance pre-1975. This includes men's, women's and children's clothing ranging from the special occasion to the everyday. Museums and private collectors are encouraged to research their garments and share the stories and photographs while the information is still available and within living memory. The Register encourages people to consider their collections very broadly and share what they know about members of their community, what they wore and life in the past. This provides access to a world wide audience while keeping their garments in their relevant location. More
A very fine muslin wedding gown with long narrow sleeves, slight bustle and train. The waist is very high empire line. The front bodice is designed to be worn with a tucker or shawl that goes around the neck and tucks into the front high waistline. The sleeves are tied ... More
What the Australian Dress Register means to Justine Malinowski: "it's a tool to allow people to research what is out there in other people's collections"
The Prue Acton ski suit is important because Acton's bold designs reflected the mood of her times, the 1960s to 1980s. Amongst Ms Acton’s many achievements was the design of uniforms for every Australian Summer and Winter Olympic contingents between 1976 and 1988 – for which she won international accolades. Ms Acton sought to divert attention ... More