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Glen Eira Libraries are open in accordance with the Victorian government COVID-19 guidelines. All visitors to the Glen Eira Libraries, over 18 years, must show proof that they are fully vaccinated or have a medical exemption. All visitors over 8 years, must wear a face mask. Our Click and Collect service will remain available to customers who are unable to enter the library for any reason. Glen Eira Libraries are closed on Wednesday 26 January for the Australia Day public holiday. For more information and current library hours head to our FAQs page

Some kind of wonderful: 1980s womenswear

Bright and vibrant or drab and dark?

Shoulder pads as big as dinner plates worn layer-upon-layer and studded hip belts work low over tube skirts. Welcome to what we wore during the ‘80s.

This decade combined street subcultural fashion with haute couture from London, Paris and Tokyo: from unisex, oversized and one size fits all, to jewel tone tailored ‘40s style power suits: the progression mirrored what was happening on the streets and in the boardrooms as women expressed themselves and climbed the career ladder.

Our style icons were British royalty and American models. We were inspired by music and film. Please join author and fashion historian, Nicole Jenkins, for an illustrated talk on the decade fashion got loose and comfortable, very black and very colourful.

Suitable for adults and teens ages 15 and up. Free event and bookings essential.

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