Library early closure: The Library will close at 5pm on Thursday 23 October to prepare for the annual Keith Murdoch Oration. More information

Facade conservation & repair works: Over the next few weeks there will be intermittent noise in the La Trobe Reading Room while work is carried out on the external walls. More information

Library early closure & facade conservation works
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Fashioning Melbourne

Melbourne can stake a strong claim to being the nation's fashion epicentre. How did we get to be so stylish? A panel of insiders delves into the history of Melbourne's style file.

The panel includes:

  • Robert Buckingham, fashion luminary
  • Janice Breen-Burn, The Age fashion editor
  • Debra Mar of blacklisted at the Fashion Workroom
  • Sener Besim, General Manager of Scanlan & Theodore
  • Bec Cole of Madam Virtue & Co