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Doll House: Stories of Fashion in Miniature

Oct 02, 2021 - Oct 03, 2021

Doll House: Stories of Fashion in Miniature

Time Sat Oct 02 2021 at 10:00 am to Sun Oct 03 2021 at 03:30 pm

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Como House and Garden, Cnr Wiliams Road and Lechlade Ave, South Yarra, Australia

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Doll House:  Stories of Fashion in Miniature, 2 October | Event in South Yarra | Doll House: Stories of Fashion in Miniature
Re-enliven the inspirations, intentions and emotional appeal of garments via digital stories to celebrate artistry and achievement

About this Event

With a scarcity of autobiographical documentation available detailing the experiences of those who designed for, or owned, historical Australian fashion labels, the Miniature fashion garments offer a unique way to combat this absence.

From a series of interviews with Australian designers and those who worked at once famous fashion houses dating back to the 1930s, you will be guided by their memories through digital scrapbooks accessible through miniature mannequins.

The experience, created by Tom McEvoy, seeks to re-enliven the inspirations, intentions and emotional appeal of the garments they produced to celebrate their artistry and achievements.

The session will commence in the Como Ballroom where there will be a short introductory talk by Tom McEvoy at the beginning of each session at 10.00am and 1.00pm. You will then be free to browse the digital stories via miniature mannequins and then visit the Miniatures exhibition.

Your ticket includes entry into the Como Ballroom for the talk and access to the Stories of Fashion in Miniature stories as well as entry into the Doll House: Miniature Worlds of Wonder Exhibition.

The digital component can be viewed on all devices that are able to scan QR. Please bring headphones to enjoy the optimum experience.

About Tom McEvoy

Tom McEvoy is a research artist exploring experimental fashion theory in the realm of historical Australian fashion labels. His work focuses on developing ways to connect a digital generation with the lost world of Australian fashion stories deeply embedded in garments. He questions how to fuse identities of the past into those of the present; to enrich self-expression as a form of historical cultural ownership. Tom has explored these ideas through agentive archive presentations for the Melbourne Fashion Festival, Museum Victoria, National Trust and received a Masters scholarship to further his studies at the School of Fashion at RMIT which he is now completing.

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All tickets purchased to the exhibition support the conservation work by the National Trust of Australia (Victoria) on their own ‘life-size’ doll houses.

Plan your visit
Como Gardens

Stroll and picnic in the gardens Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-5pm


Visit The Stables of Como for a modern menu featuring timeless dishes reminiscent of childhood and home comforts, prepared from fresh seasonal produce harvested from the organic kitchen garden.

Open Monday to Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 10am-5pm.

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The Rose Street Market pop-up store is open Wednesday to Sunday from 10am to 3.30pm.

Shop unique and locally handcrafted giftware and see the colour infused artwork of our Artist in Residence, Emilia Storm.

All store proceeds go towards the National Trust efforts to conserve and celebrate our diverse natural, cultural, social and Indigenous heritage.

National Trust Members receive 10% off all shop purchases.

Conditions of Entry

The safety of our visitors and staff remain our top priority. Please note the following Conditions of Entry which apply to all visitors and staff to Como:

  • Must not enter if experiencing any flu-like symptoms (fever, sore throat, runny nose, persistent cough, shortness of breath)
  • You must register your details with us upon entry by scanning the QR code, please download the Service Victoria app prior to your visit for a smooth check-in process
  • Observe personal health and hygiene measures, as well as safe social distancing signage and contactless transaction.

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Ticket Information Ticket Price
Adult AUD 25
Concession AUD 20
Child AUD 7
Family (2A and 2C - $55) AUD 14
National Trust Member - Adult AUD 20
National Trust Member - Concession AUD 18
National Trust Member - Child AUD 7
National Trust Member - Family ($50) AUD 13
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Sat Oct 02 2021 at 10:00 am to Sun Oct 03 2021 at 03:30 pm
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Como House and Garden, Cnr Wiliams Road and Lechlade Ave, South Yarra, Australia

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