Historical information

A programme for a 'Gown of the Year' Gala parade in 1964 presented by the Mannequins and Models Guild of Australia at the Menzies Hotel. The association were members of the modelling profession. They organised the gala and gave their services free so that all proceeds may go to Melbourne Legacy.
Every frock in the parade is an individual creation of Melbourne's top couturiers.
Usually afterwards the gowns were put on display for the public at Melbourne Town Hall and the entry charge was contributed to Legacy.


A record that Legacy used gala performances for fundraising events.

Physical description

Printed programme of The Gown of the Year gala in 1964 in aid of Legacy, with black and white photos and advertising inside.