Catwalk Masters; A Claringbold & Weymouth Retrospective

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Discover the fascinating fashion legacy of John Claringbold and Ross Weymouth at CATWALK MASTERS – A Retrospective Exhibition.

Join us at the National Trust’s Como House and Gardens Ballroom for an intimate, storytelling experience featuring a curated selection of significant vintage garments from the award-winning and at times controversial designers’ archives.

Learn about the designer’s partnership in fashion and life, as memories are shared by friend Tony Anderson and former Fashion House Model, Elana McKinley.

Discover how two country men evolved into sophisticated courtiers and became leaders in the bespoke fashion design industry, winning the prestigious Gown of the Year award multiple times.

This is a rare opportunity to see a unique period of vintage fashion by John Claringbold & Ross Weymouth, as guided by fashion anthropologist Tom McVoy and hosts Tony Anderson and Elana McKinley. 


Our exhibition space is fully accessible with access and amenities for wheelchair users. We will have additional opening times during PayPal Melbourne Fashion Festival to ensure people can access the exhibition.
Accessible for wheelchair users.

About the Organisers

Tom McEvoy has a Masters degree in anthropologically infused Fashion from RMIT. He has developed ways to re-enliven long lost Australian fashion houses and the legacies of lesser known designers. He is passionate about capturing memories in fashionable souvenirs and finding interactive pathways to tell their stories.

Tom has been featured on the ABC, several times in The Age, Daily Telegraph and in Australian Vogue. His work reviving the memories of the Elvie Hill Couture label is perhaps his most well known to date.


  • Saturday, 04 March 2023 | 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Saturday, 04 March 2023 | 02:00 PM - 03:30 PM

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