• Wayne Waldock

    Wayne Waldock

  • Shane Taylor and Alex Curtis

    Shane Taylor and Alex Curtis

  • Joanne and Rob McAuslan

    Joanne and Rob McAuslan

  • Margi Palmer and Kathy Turrise

    Margi Palmer and Kathy Turrise

  • MC Jason Roses and Mel Eveille JDRF Development Co-ordinator

    MC Jason Roses and Mel Eveille JDRF Development Co-ordinator

  • Mel Eveille, Cathy Bandler and Chris and Bridget Bandler

    Mel Eveille, Cathy Bandler and Chris and Bridget Bandler

  • Pat and Kate Blanchard

    Pat and Kate Blanchard

  • Nathan Cothier, Robbie Manzano, Myles Emery and Richie Manzano from The Tennis Centre

    Nathan Cothier, Robbie Manzano, Myles Emery and Richie Manzano from The Tennis Centre

  • Derek Ambrose and Gerry Foster

    Derek Ambrose and Gerry Foster

  • Alex Hetenyi

    Alex Hetenyi

  • Catherine Bandle, Eileen Bryan and Sandie Kaine

    Catherine Bandle, Eileen Bryan and Sandie Kaine

  • Deb and Ian Huck

    Deb and Ian Huck

  • Back to the future.....the indispensible mobile phone.

    Back to the future.....the indispensible mobile phone.

  • Lauren and Jason Moffett

    Lauren and Jason Moffett

  • Kevin and Katie Coulter with Rick and Mary Lenarcic

    Kevin and Katie Coulter with Rick and Mary Lenarcic

  • Daniel Corkhill, Liz Corkhill and Kare O'Connor

    Daniel Corkhill, Liz Corkhill and Kare O'Connor

  • Merideth and Peter Crowley, Anna Pank, Rob Palmer and Mel Eveille

    Merideth and Peter Crowley, Anna Pank, Rob Palmer and Mel Eveille

  • Catherine Carter and Dale Dunn

    Catherine Carter and Dale Dunn

There's an old saying, probably made up by those a bit befuddled by the excesses of the 60's, that if you remember them then you weren't there. Not true and I can vouch for that with some ghastly photgraphic reminders of clobber I'd rather forget. The 70's was a different set of ghastliness with polyerster, crimplene, platform shoes and surprisingly the most fabulous frock of any era, the DVF ( Diane von Furstenburg) jersey wrap dress. Its still available and still looks brilliant. So what was discovered in the back of the wardrobes of those keen to dress up in 70's 'fashion'  for the JDRF ( Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) dinner dance named to honour the late Markus Gibson-Huck who was an avid supporter, was in fact an amazing collection of a couple of decades of the stuff of fashion that makes us cringe years later and laugh hilariously when we slip back into it for fancy dress.

What a good laugh it was and the photos tell the tale of colour and movement with psychadelic swirling before the eyes  lots of fabrics that were dangerous near a naked flame, with bodies unashamedly slinking into tight pants with flare bottoms and tight bottoms with flare pants. Guest of Honour was the handsome and personable Rob Palmer formerly of Better Homes and Gardens. He's the kind of man every woman would like to have in a spare cupboard to use for all those household fixin's he's so good at and while he tries to make it seem so easy sorry Rob it's not. Currently chipping a brick hearth away for a bigger better heater has ruined my nails, bruised my hand and made me cranky. Well Rob was at the event to tell his diabetes story, not listen to my reno whingeing, and he offered his beautiful body to the highest bidder for a dance because he knows a thing or two about sashaying around the dance floor as he's a former Dancing With The Stars winner. Now I think this was won by a man with dollars to spare and a good sense of the ridiculous which is an advantage in fundraising bidding.

Memorable fashions for all the wrong reasons but fundraising for all the right reasons. Markus would have loved it all.