Author: Tara Oldfield
"Fashions fade, style is eternal," Yves Saint Laurent.
With Melbourne Spring Fashion Week right around the corner it's an opportune time to explore the style and fashion of Melbourne's past.
The photographers of these images worked for the Public Transport Corporation and Melbourne Harbour Trust and through their lenses they've captured fashions of Melbourne ranging from the 1800s to the 1980s and 90s. From 19th Century gowns to floral 50's swimwear and 70's flares, take a look back at Melbourne style through the ages...