That’s so last century: What we wore 1950s – 1990s

Where

Central City Library | Tāmaki Pātaka Kōrero, 44-46 Lorne Street, Auckland City Centre, 1010.

Level 2,
Heritage Gallery

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When

Wednesday 17 April 2024
10am-6pm


Thursday 18 April 2024
10am-6pm


Friday 19 April 2024
10am-6pm


Saturday 20 April 2024
10am-5pm


Monday 22 April 2024
10am-6pm


Tuesday 23 April 2024
10am-6pm


Wednesday 24 April 2024
10am-6pm


Thursday 25 April 2024
10am-6pm


Friday 26 April 2024
10am-6pm


Saturday 27 April 2024
10am-5pm


Monday 29 April 2024
10am-6pm


Tuesday 30 April 2024
10am-6pm


Wednesday 1 May 2024
10am-6pm


Thursday 2 May 2024
10am-6pm


Friday 3 May 2024
10am-6pm


Saturday 4 May 2024
10am-5pm


Monday 6 May 2024
10am-6pm


Tuesday 7 May 2024
10am-6pm


Wednesday 8 May 2024
10am-6pm


Thursday 9 May 2024
10am-6pm


Friday 10 May 2024
10am-6pm


Saturday 11 May 2024
10am-5pm


Monday 13 May 2024
10am-6pm


Tuesday 14 May 2024
10am-6pm


Wednesday 15 May 2024
10am-6pm


Thursday 16 May 2024
10am-6pm


Friday 17 May 2024
10am-6pm


Saturday 18 May 2024
10am-5pm


Monday 20 May 2024
10am-6pm


Tuesday 21 May 2024
10am-6pm


Wednesday 22 May 2024
10am-6pm


Thursday 23 May 2024
10am-6pm


Friday 24 May 2024
10am-6pm


Saturday 25 May 2024
10am-5pm


Monday 27 May 2024
10am-6pm


Tuesday 28 May 2024
10am-6pm


Wednesday 29 May 2024
10am-6pm


Thursday 30 May 2024
10am-6pm


Friday 31 May 2024
10am-6pm


Saturday 1 June 2024
10am-5pm


Monday 3 June 2024
10am-6pm


Tuesday 4 June 2024
10am-6pm


Wednesday 5 June 2024
10am-6pm


Thursday 6 June 2024
10am-6pm


Friday 7 June 2024
10am-6pm


Saturday 8 June 2024
10am-5pm


Monday 10 June 2024
10am-6pm


Tuesday 11 June 2024
10am-6pm


Wednesday 12 June 2024
10am-6pm


Thursday 13 June 2024
10am-6pm


Friday 14 June 2024
10am-6pm


Saturday 15 June 2024
10am-5pm


Monday 17 June 2024
10am-6pm


Tuesday 18 June 2024
10am-6pm


Wednesday 19 June 2024
10am-6pm


Thursday 20 June 2024
10am-6pm


Friday 21 June 2024
10am-6pm


Saturday 22 June 2024
10am-5pm


Monday 24 June 2024
10am-6pm


Tuesday 25 June 2024
10am-6pm


Wednesday 26 June 2024
10am-6pm


Thursday 27 June 2024
10am-6pm


Friday 28 June 2024
10am-6pm


Saturday 29 June 2024
10am-5pm


Monday 1 July 2024
10am-6pm


Tuesday 2 July 2024
10am-6pm


Wednesday 3 July 2024
10am-6pm


Thursday 4 July 2024
10am-6pm


Friday 5 July 2024
10am-6pm


Saturday 6 July 2024
10am-5pm


Monday 8 July 2024
10am-6pm


Tuesday 9 July 2024
10am-6pm


Wednesday 10 July 2024
10am-6pm


Thursday 11 July 2024
10am-6pm


Friday 12 July 2024
10am-6pm


Saturday 13 July 2024
10am-5pm


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Not open on Sundays.


Cost

Free
Mirror October 1962 Retouched Im
The Mirror: the home journal of New Zealand. Auckland: Mirror Pub. Co., October 1962.

That’s so last century: What we wore 1950s – 1990s showcases fashion and ways it has impacted different parts of society in Aotearoa.

Explore photographs, magazines, LPs, trade catalogues, manuscripts, clothing patterns, and books held in Auckland Libraries Heritage Collections. Learn about the history of clothing manufacturing and the importance of home sewing and knitting in Aotearoa in the latter part of the twentieth century.

Explore articles and images featuring a handful of Aotearoa’s many wonderful fashion designers and discover different places Aucklanders shopped for clothes. Listen to tracks telling stories of fashion in Aotearoa drawn from Auckland Libraries’ oral history and sound collections.

Enjoy reminiscing, shaking your head or nodding with approval at the numerous fashion trends on show: from mini-skirts, cardigans and paisley print to shoulder pads, knee-high socks and bow-ties.

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