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Whats On : May 2011
26 Pret-a-Porter: bringing French FaShion to auStralia With all the glamour of a rue de la Paix salon, french fashion parades opened on 16 september 1946 in the grand ballroom of David Jones in sydney. Women flocked to these shows, which also toured to finney isles in brisbane – eager to catch a glimpse of the stunning Parisienne mannequins and garments. The frenzy for french fashion in australia reached its peak in July 1948 when the first complete Dior collection ever to be shown outside Paris was displayed in department stores around australia. This talk, with sydney based dress historian margot riley, will explore the significant events in the history of fashion which brought these spectacular parades to australia. saturday 30 april 1.30 -3pm indooroopilly library* iSkills computer classes introduction to computers* – Tuesday 3 may 2pm. introduction to the internet* – Tuesday 10 may 2pm. Participants should have basic mouse skills. introduction to email* – Tuesday 17 may 2pm. Participants should have basic mouse and internet skills. travel on the internet* – Tuesday 24 may 2pm. research and book your next holiday online.