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Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition

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1920s fashion depicted on the book covers are brought to life in Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition

Hold onto your hats, gloves and beads. The National Trust proudly presents the Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries Costume Exhibition in Sydney. The exhibition received rave reviews following its time at Rippon Lea Estate in Melbourne and the Sydney exhibition has visitors flapping with excitement.

1920s women's fashion is considered to be one of the most influential in creating modern tastes in women's clothes and in signalling a change in society's view towards women. It was the decade that women abandoned confining corsets and "war crinolines", coveting instead a more casual silhouette and fabric with a swing when in motion. Think Great Gatsby and flapper dresses that enabled women to kick up their heels and swing their skirts as they jangled and bounced to the Charleston - this is what the "Roaring 20's" was all about. It was a time that signalled emancipation and freedom and it's in this spirit that Miss Fisher showed us that women could be smart, sassy and stylish.

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See the lavish 1920s inspired costumes designed by the amazing Marion Boyce

Australia's oldest public building, Old Government House in Parramatta, will be host to the exhibition from 1 March to 1 June 2014 (open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 4pm). The exhibition will showcase more than 40 outfits worn by the heroine of the series, Phryne Fisher, and her classy co-star cohorts in crime and style.

Visitors can immerse themselves in Miss Fisher's world through the books written by Kerry Greenwood, commentary from producers of the television series and, of course, have an up clothes and personal experience with the lavish costumes designed by the amazing Marion Boyce, winner of this year's AACTA Award for Best Costume Design.

So, if you're looking for something to do over Easter and the school holidays or a quiet day out with the girls when the kids are back at school, this could be just the swing.

Exhibition details and ticket availability and purchase can be located at The National Trust website.
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When: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am 4pm
Phone: (02) 9258 0141
Where: Old Government House, Parramatta
Cost: Adults $16. Concession $13. Family $38 (2 adults & 2 children). Groups (of 10-50 people) $13 per person. Discounts available for National Trust members.
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