Stone's Style: Jessica Simon, a life in fashion
This story showcases the fashions of one of Ballarat’s most prominent figures during the mid-20th century, Jessica Simon (nee Stone).
Fashion director, clothing designer, retailer, philanthropist, world traveller and local style icon, Jessica Simon was a key figure in Ballarat’s fashion history. She played a managerial role in her family’s business, Stone’s Drapery Store (in operation 1860-1965), which was widely considered the place in Ballarat for fashion purchases, in particular wedding gowns. She co-hosted a fashion program on local television station BTV6, and designed many of the garments for sale in the store.
This online exhibition features a selection of historic images and interpretation text featured in ‘Stone's Style: Jessica Simon, A Life in Fashion’, an exhibition developed by the Gold Museum Ballarat in 2014.