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Night Life is a fashion exhibition exploring evening wear of the 1920s and 30s. Be transported to a time where stars, sophistication and city lights influenced the fashion worn by the well-dressed.

Night Life is an exhibition drawn from the fashion collection of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria). It also includes the work of contemporary Melbourne stylists and photographers who see this era through modern eyes.

The exhibition features over 50 gowns as well as accessories, which reveal embellished surfaces, ornamentation and pattern, with many made locally in Victoria.

Night Life showcases a dynamic and visually impressive time in Victoria’s fashion history over 20 years from the early 1920s to the Moderne style of the 30s.

The exhibition is on show at Rippon Lea House and Gardens.

Exhibition tickets $20 for an adult. Further discounts apply for National Trust members, concessions and children.

Content: National Trust (Victoria)

Price & booking


Type Entry cost
$17.00 - $20.00
$16.00 - $18.00
Five to 15 years old
$7.50 - $10.00
Two adults and two children.
$45.00 - $50.00

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  • Suitable for guests with a hearing impairment, from mild hearing loss to profoundly deaf