Those of you with an interest in textiles, history and dressing up might be veeeeeeeeeerry interested in an upcoming lecture to be held at St. Andrew’s on the Terrace at 2.30pm on Saturday June 19. 

Join the Dreamstress and the Wellington Historical Costume Society for a fundraising fashion history extravaganza: From the Streets of Pompeii to the Salons of Paris – The Classical influence on Western Fashion.

Textile and fashion historian Leimomi Oakes will present a entertaining and informative talk on the way Greek and Roman art and fashion have influenced Western fashion from the 18th century to the 20th. The talk will be illustrated by 10 models in historically accurate recreations of period attire – from a 1770s’ robe a la francaise to a 1920s’ flapper dress.

The talk will be fascinating, and the frocks will be fabulous – it should be an event to remember! Proceeds to benefit the Wellington Free Ambulance. Tickets are $15 waged, $10 unwaged. Tickets will be available at the door, or can be purchased in advance by emailing