Celebrate high fashion at the Immigration Museum, with a display of five selected works by Italian designer and dressmaker Madame Serini.
An icon of elegance and European style, Madame Serini (Irredenta Itala Serini) was a post-war Italian immigrant who arrived in Australia with her family in 1950. She had trained in Italy as a designer and dressmaker, and worked for fashion houses in Hobart and Melbourne before setting up her own label in Melbourne in 1959. Madame Serini became a leading prestige women's clothing designer across Australia in the 1960s and 1970s.
This display will showcase key works from the 1960s, including a full-length, salmon pink cape with gold thread and a black velvet kaftan.