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Blouse - Aqua Silk Blouse / by Norma Tullo

From the Collection of Kew Historical Society Inc 1 Civic Drive Kew Victoria

Description
Pale aqua coloured long sleeved silk blouse with an attached scarf of the same fabric and colour at the neck
Object Registration
2000.0036
Keywords
norma tullo, women's clothing, australian fashion - 1960s, blouses
Historical information
The Fashion & Design collection of Kew Historical Society includes examples of women’s, men’s, children’s and infants' clothing from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. While the collection includes some examples of international fashion, most items were handmade or purchased in Melbourne. Significant and extensive donations to this collection were made by Mabel Isola Grattan (Coombs Collection), Netta Fuller, Jillian Rigby (Weir Collection) and Dione McIntyre (McIntyre Collection). This blouse is one of a number of items donated to the Fashion Collection by Dione McIntyre.
When Made
1960s
Made By
Norma Tullo (Maker)
Significance
The McIntyre Collection forms one of the largest single donations to the Kew Historical Society's Fashion & Design collection. Items include clothing and clothing accessories worn by four women in the Cohen and McIntyre families. Most were owned and worn by the Melbourne architect, and Kew resident, Dione McIntyre. These date from the 1960s and 1970s, and include evening wear, day wear, hats and shoes. The collection also includes items worn by woman in the family of an earlier generation: by Lilian Cohen, Dione McIntyre's mother, and by her mother-in-law, the wife of the architect Robert McIntyre. At the other end of the chronological spectrum a number of outfits belonged to her daughter, Annie McIntyre. These include outfits created by notable late 20th century Australian and international fashion designers, including Fiona Scanlan, Martin Grant and Vivienne Westwood. The collection includes examples of design that demonstrate changing tastes in fashion over an 80-year period.
Inscriptions & Markings
Label: Norma Tullo [1956-77]
Last updated
28 Jun 2020 at 9:31AM