Shrimpton caused a stir in Australia in 1965 when she turned up tp the Melbourne Cup wearing a mini; the first to be seen publically in that country. The dress was only a couple of inches above the knee but the dress codes were rigid at that time and for such an event as the Cup, women wore hats, gloves and most definitely dresses below the knee. Not only was Shrimpton's dress too short, it ws also sleeveless and she wore no hat! To the matrons of Melbourne, it was a scandalous sight.
Sale LJ5777 - The Angus O'Callaghan Photographic Auction 02 May 2013 18:30 South Yarra Lot 21 ANGUS O'CALLAGHAN (BORN 1922) The Commuters archival print on rag paper 1/15 signed lower left editioned lower right 60 x 60cm Estimate $800-1,200 #photography #Melbourne #vintage #blackandwhite