Madame Serini Haute Couture



Immigration Museum
400 Flinders Street
Melbourne, Victoria, 3000
What's On

Celebrate high fashion at the Immigration Museum, with a display of five selected works by Italian designer and dressmaker Madame Serini.

An icon of elegance and European style, Madame Serini (Irredenta Itala Serini) was a post-war Italian immigrant who arrived in Australia with her family in 1950. She had trained in Italy as a designer and dressmaker, worked for fashion houses in Milan and established her own salon in Hobart before being appointed to the Le Louvre salon in Melbourne. Madame Serini became a leading prestige women's clothing designer across Australia in the 1960s and 1970s.

This display will showcase key works from the 1960s, including a full-length, salmon pink cape with gold thread and a black velvet kaftan.