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Young people have often expressed themselves through clothing. Let’s take a journey through the outrageous styles and garments that they have worn throughout history to annoy their parents, from pointy shoes (1459) to, well… pointy shoes (1959). Let’s hear what the elders have to say about their despair regarding youth fashion from Plutarch to the Sydney Gazette.

Fiona Reilly is a set and costume designer, costume historian and producer of historically-based documentaries. As Head of Costume at the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) she has continued her research into aspects of costume and social history as well as her interest in the clothing and theatrical history of many Asian cultures where she has lived and worked.

Hosted by Fairfield City Museum & Gallery.

Proudly presented as part of the History Council of NSW’s Speaker Connect program for History Week 2017, supported by Create NSW.

When: Wednesday 6 September 2017, 6:00pm
Where: Fairfield City Museum & Gallery Cnr Oxford St and The Horsely Drive, Smithfield NSW 2164
Cost: Free – book online
Contact: or 02 9725 0190

Image: self Portrait with Mare Young, 1954, by Jeff Carter, courtesy State Library of NSW.