Elle and the Youthquake

The 1960s was a time when young New Zealand designers took the lead in fashion design, challenging the ideals of elegance and sophistication and replacing them with fun, exuberance and a youthful spirit.


The New Zealand Fashion Museum is a charitable trust, which reaches out to the community to find heritage garments, pictures and stories. Its latest pop-up collection, Elle and the Youthquake: The changing face of fashion, looks at this emergence of young designers and the mini dresses and pantsuits that came with the dancing culture of the ‘60s.
27 September – 19 October
Nathan Gallery, 42 Custom St East, Auckland