4 Jun 2020

The Rest Is History: The Mollie Rodie MacKenzie fashion collection

From Lately, 10:41 pm on 4 June 2020

Invercargill-born designer Mollie Rodie Mackenzie developed one of the most comprehensive collections of 20th century fashion and clothing in the country. The collection was purchased by Canterbury Museum in 1984 and includes more than 2000 items of clothing and 800 accessories, as well as other fashion related items.

Mollie passed away in Queensland recently, aged 100, and to pay tribute the museum has put hundreds of items from the collection online for the public to view.

The museum's Leader Curatorial Special Projects, Dr Bronwyn Labrum, discusses the collection and its significance.


View the collection on Canterbury Museum's online portal here.