This image combines two of my obsessions: fashion and museums. It is a from a photo shoot for New Zealand Vogue (yes there was one!) which took place in the Maori Hall of the Dominion Museum in Wellington, New Zealand in the October 1958 and was taken by the local newspaper photography. It is a rather strange and unsettling juxtaposition but quite common at the time. Here is the reference:
Three unidentified women modelling outfits including hats in the Dominion Museum, Wellington. Negatives of the Evening Post newspaper. Ref: EP/1958/3417F. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23258782.
Fashion shoots were also undertaken at the Auckland Museum as this photo shows:
Eph-C-RETAIL-Farmers-1956-01-front. Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand. http://natlib.govt.nz/records/23143540