Dressed by the Best: Fashion, Glamour & Gwen Gillam

Gwen Gillam was known for her stylish, European-inspired designs and her use of exclusive imported fabricsGwen Gillam was the leading dress designer in Queensland during the 1950s and 1960s. She was regarded as "the best" by her country and city clientele, as her garments reflected European design and were initially made from exclusive imported fabrics.

Bringing together garments from the Queensland Museum archives as well as items donated by Gillam’s family, friends and clients, this exhibition sheds light on the life and work of this unique Queensland trailblazer.

A series of events and activites will be held at the Museum as part of Dressed by the Best: Fashion, Glamour & Gwen Gillam, including curator floor talks and a panel discussion. Please note that the Drawn to Fashion activity closed on 17 February so preparations can begin on our next exciting exhibition.

You can make a day of it by booking a limited edition Gwen Gillam High Tea at Collectors Cafe, which includes a selection of dainty treats and is $30 for 2 people. Contact the Collectors Café on (07) 3840 7730 or email events@qm.qld.gov.au. Bookings essential.

Event Details

02 August 2012 - 24 February 2013
Level 4

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