Daring, Decadence And Disco

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The National Trust’s Super 70s exhibition at Rippon Lea showcases the eclecticism of the 1970’s.

To celebrate and rediscover Melbourne’s contribution to fashion in the 1970s, the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) is launching a new, immersive Super 70sexhibition at the historic Rippon Lea Estate.

Opening in late July 2018, the exhibition will feature exquisite 1970s garments and accessories from the National Trust’s Costume Collection, as well as rare collection items by Australian design icons including Prue Acton, Sally Browne, Clarence Chai and The House of Merivale.

Simon Ambrose, CEO of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) said the exhibition will showcase the best of seventies fashion in Australia.“We invite everyone to experience the Super 70s and revisit what Melburnians wore during this revolutionary decade, whether rocking out to Sherbet at Festival Hall, social gatherings in South Yarra or partying in a student share house in Carlton,” said Mr Ambrose.

Shining the spotlight on the diverse fashion trends and styles of the 70s allows Elizabeth Anya-Petrivna, Exhibition Producer of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) the opportunity to dig out some much-loved pieces from the archives.

“The Items we’ve selected for the exhibition reflect a time of dynamic experimentation when many rules were broken, and individual self-expression was the style. The exhibition will launch visitors back to an era of glossy spandex and slinky polyester, and will feature some interactive experiences for the whole family to enjoy,” said Ms Anya-Petrivna.

Over the duration of the exhibition, there will also be a series of events taking place, ending with Disco Inferno in the Rippon Lea ballroom on 27 October. Book tickets here.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience the eclectic Super 70s at the National Trust’s historic Rippon Lea Estate, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year.

The exhibition opens daily from 10am to 4pm from Friday 27 July to 4 November 2018. For more information and tickets, visit www.superseventies.com.au

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