FASHION from throughout the ages will grace the catwalk at The Rock Hall on November 18.
Garments dating back to the 1930s will be modeled by people from throughout the Riverina and beyond.
It is a project that was the brainchild of Nancy Smith and Louise Scott. The pair want to raise funds to support The Rock Hall and Museum.
And they have accepted the challenge head on with the entertaining event scheduled for November 18 at, 2pm.
Months of hard work and preparation have been invested in the upcoming event but the pair admitted there was plenty of fun to be had too. During an interview with the Eastern Riverina Chronicle a joke was made that Mrs Smith’s house looked more like “the house of Gucci” than a residential home at The Rock.
A couple of old mannequins at The Rock Hall and Museum had been dressed in some of the dresses.
And Mrs Smith and Mrs Scott were laughing that their mannequins “got a bit legless at times.”
In fact, this was their humorous way of explaining that these old gems needed to be treated quite gently otherwise their limbs could fall off. For those who love nostalgia and enjoy fashion Mrs Smith said the event was a great chance to reminisce.
She said people would notice that all fashionable “trends” were cyclical.
Mrs Smith said it was interesting to see how certain waistlines and styles returned throughout the different years.
“We are so grateful to all of the members of the community who have kept the garments in such pristine condition,” she said.
So far about 150 items had been gathered for the event. Beautiful dresses and old hats and accessories were part of the collection.
“We have some amazing little hats,” she said.
Mrs Smith said all of the items had come from members of the community. “People have looked after these garments so well, they have kept them safely wrapped in tissue paper,” she said.
The hall has been set up to resemble a catwalk and there is an array of chairs lined up to accommodate the visitors.
The cost is $10 and includes an afternoon tea. Mrs Smith and Mrs Scott are hoping to raise funds to support projects and improvements at The Rock Hall and Museum.
The hall itself has historic value and the pair want to keep it as a centre piece for the town of The Rock so it can be used for a multitude of projects and events.