Wednesday, June 2, 2010

From the Streets of Pompeii to the Salons of Paris - The Classical Influence on Western Fashion

Please join the Dreamstress and the Wellington Historical Costume Society for a fundraising fashion history extravaganza:

From the Streets of Pompeii to the Salons of Paris
The Classical influence on Western Fashion


Textile and fashion historian Leimomi Oakes will present a entertaining and informative talk on the way Greek and Roman art and fashion have influenced Western fashion from the 18th century to the 20th.

The talk will be illustrated by 10 models in historically accurate recreations of period attire - from a 1770s robe a la francaise to a 1920s flapper dress.

The talk will be fascinating, and the frocks will be fabulous, and best of all, you get to support a really great cause - it should be an event to remember!


St Andrews on the Terrace

2.30pm Sat 19 June, 2010

Proceeds to benefit the Wellington Free Ambulance

Tickets are $10 waged, $15 unwaged.

Tickets will be available at the door, or can be purchased in advance by emailing

Alternatively, tickets will be available from Leimomi Oakes and all of the models.

Check out for a sneak preview of some of the amazing dresses that will be featured in the talk


  1. Can't WAIT till Saturday!

  2. My ass twitches with anticipation!