THIRD SHOW – THROUGH THE DECADES – 1920’s – 1960’s
The inspiration for Tarnished Frocks And Divas 2009 was taken from five decades-1920’s through to 1960’s. Many of those involved had mothers and grandmothers who lived through these eras. Re-vamped fashion, film narrative, music, song, memory, dance, story, wit and popular culture from those decades were interwoven to create a living and colourful patchwork.
An integral part of the Tarnished Frocks and Divas August 2009 show was the opportunity for young fashion designers to enter their creations in what has become a very competitive “open section”. The theme for the secondary school open section of the third Diva Show was “Futuristic Divas”.
Tarnished Frocks and Divas’ wardrobe designer Judith Bell briefed the designers to put themselves in the shoes of a design trendsetter and forecaster. Just as war, the depression, and the introduction of zips and man made fibres had a huge influence on the history of fashion, the young designers were asked to consider how economics, technology, the environment and other cultures/sub-cultures could influence fashion trends in the future.
Show Development & Show Personnel
Producer: Denny Spee
Director: Vanessa Byrnes
Creative Director: Judith Bell
Voice Coach: Jane Keller
Choreographer: Paula Harrison
Stage Manager: Bronwyn-Ann Lightbody
Hair Creations: Lynx Hair Direction – Penny Rimmer
Adoux Jason & Penny Davies & Teams
Jo Miller & Capture -it School of Photography