The Way We Wore on ABC – Actress, internet sensation and fashion icon, Celeste Barber, hosts The Way We Wore, an illuminating three-part documentary series, which explores the evolution and significance of Australian fashion.
The Way We Wore uncovers the cultural and historical significance of fashion in Australia, revealing how the clothes we wear provide intimate and surprising insights into the evolution of our country.
Brimming with rich archival material, and deeply personal interviews with some of the country’s fashion greats, The Way We Wore lays bare why fashion matters and its underestimated but deep impact on our social history.
Director Nel Minchin (Firestarter, Matilda & Me, Making Muriel) probes Australia’s fashion royalty for personal experiences, wise musings and behind the scenes insights. Interviews include: designers Collette Dinnigan, Alex Perry, Catherine Martin, Akira Isogawa, Camilla Franks, and Paul McCann, Vogue Editorial Director Edwina McCann, model Charlee Fraser, actor and writer Nakkiah Lui and more.
It’s no secret Celeste Barber’s career was built on parodying the unattainable beauty standards plastered across our fashion media.
In this first episode, Celeste traces the evolution of fashion media from early silent cinema ads through magazines to influencers, interrogating how the media and advertising industries have been harnessed to sell fashion over the decades, and unraveling how and why it’s had such a profound effect on how we see ourselves.
Production credit: A Stranger Than Fiction and Wheels Rolling production for the ABC. Major production investment from Screen Australia in association with the ABC. Financed with support from Screenwest and Lotterywest and Screen NSW. ABC Commercial holds world distribution rights. Developed with assistance of Screenwest and Lotterywest. Written and directed by Nel Minchin.
Produced by Jo-anne McGowan, Sarah Noonan and Nel Minchin. Executive produced by Jennifer Peedom and Celeste Barber. ABC Commissioning Editor Kalita Corrigan. ABC Head of Factual Susie Jones.
The Way We Wore on ABC and ABC iview – Tuesday 21 November at 8pm
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