As a part of the Outside-in Cinema screenings in Experimedia here at the Library, on Wednesday 25 August at 6:30pm you can catch the recent documentary The September issue. The film follows notorious editor of Vogue magazine, Anna ‘Nuclear’ Wintour, in the build-up to the September 2007 issue, considered to be the most important month on the international fashion calendar.

There are many titles in the Library’s collection devoted not only to the many facets of fashion, what it is, where it happened, when, to whom, and why, but also, more specifically, the history and legacy of Vogue itself. The magazine also has a powerful sway both in and from Australia, as can be perused in 50 years of Australian style, available on the shelves in the large books section of the Redmond Barry Reading Room.

In Vogue

For another way into the history of Australian fashion, the documentary Fashion daze, available for request through the catalogue for viewing in the Library’s Audio-Visual Centre in the Arts Reading Room, and made by the National Film and Sound Archive, would give you another visual re-counting of the impact of fashion on society that would go well alongside this weeks viewing.

The library also holds many titles that shine a critical light on the industry in question, probing the morality underlying the designation of ‘in’ modes of dress. One such book – Fashion cultures – can be found on the shelves in the Redmond Barry Reading Room.

Fashion cultures

The Library also holds many books on the art of fashion design. One such example is Fashion artist, which can be requested from the catalogue for use within the building.

Fashion artist


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