Margaret Wood of Essendon at Melbourne Cup, Flemington,1964. Image © Fairfax Archive  To get our spring racing look, shop online: http://www.nostalgiccharm.com.au/womens-dresses.html #nostalgiccharm #springracing

Margaret Wood of Essendon at Melbourne Cup, Flemington, Image © Fairfax Archive

1940s: Fashions at the Melbourne Cup. Picture: Herald Sun Image Library Fashion-conscious

HISTORY: Fashions-on-the-Field at the Melbourne Cup, (photo courtesy of the Herald Sun Image Library)

Melbourne Cup Vintage Poster

HISTORY: Eighties (?) poster promoting Australia's favourite horse-race, The Melbourne Cup

Victoria, Australia 1960s: 1960: Hi Jinx wins the Melbourne Cup. Picture: Herald Sun Image Library

HISTORY: 'Hi Jinx' wins the 1960 Melbourne Cup (image courtesy of the 'Herald Sun' Image Library)

THE SHOCKING, DARING, MINI SKIRT ... Victoria, Australia 1960s: 1965: Jean Shrimpton’s daring outfit was front page news. Picture: Herald Sun Image Libra ...

Front page of The Sun newspaper after Jean Shrimpton wore a mini to Derby Day in

Victoria Derby winners |Phar Lap winning in 1929 - great old photo of Flemington Racecourse.

Victoria Derby winners |Phar Lap winning in 1929 - great old photo of Flemington Racecourse.

The mini dress, designed by Mary Quant, makes its chic debut on British fashion model Jean Shrimpton at Derby Day at Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, instantly changing the way women dress.

The Mini Turns 50: Iconic Skirt Moments

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