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2009/43/1-1/9 Photographic print, black and white, model Bambi Shmith, client Hall Ludlow, location Melbourne University, photograph by Bruno Benini, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1957. Click to enlarge.

Photograph of Bambi Shmith by Bruno Benini

Photographed
This photograph is a part of the Bruno Benini photography archive acquired by the Museum with the assistance of the Commonwealth Government's National Cultural Heritage Account. It was taken by Bruno Benini in 1957 in the grounds of the University of Melbourne.

Model Patricia Tuckwell, known at this time as Bambi Shmith, wears a Hall Ludlow designed black and white 'Magpie' tweed tunic with black bows adorning the sides. Described as Australia's 'first true couturier', Ludlow was known for …

Summary

Object No.

2009/43/1-1/9

Object Statement

Photographic print, black and white, model Bambi Shmith, client Hall Ludlow, location Melbourne University, photograph by Bruno Benini, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1957

Physical Description

Photographic print, black and white, model Bambi Shmith, client Hall Ludlow, location Melbourne University, photograph by Bruno Benini, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1957

Tweed tunic over skirt, tuni has black velvet bows down the side.

Dimensions

Height

609 mm

Width

508 mm

Depth

2 mm

Production

History

Notes

This object is part of the Bruno Benini photography archive which was acquired by the Powerhouse Museum with the assistance of the Australian Government's National Cultural Heritage Account in 2009.

This particular print was created by Benini for the 'Bruno Benini: fashion images 1956-1976' exhibition held at RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Friday 12 February - Saturday 13 March 1999.

Sydney's Flair magazine (December 1967, p.67) features an advertisement for the 'Bambi Smith (sic) Model College and Television Studios', 120 Collins Street, Melbourne.

This tweed 'Magpie' tunic with black bows down the side was designed by Hall Ludlow. Described as Australia's 'first true couturier', Ludlow was known for his fine stitching, high technical skill and unique designs, despite having no formal training.

Cite this Object

Harvard

Photograph of Bambi Shmith by Bruno Benini 2022, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 25 June 2022, <https://ma.as/398778>

Wikipedia

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