'Doing it with style' - MLC Centre ads
These two ads give a taste of the fashion, food, coffee, CDs, jewellery, shoes and optics available at the MLC shopping centre in the mid-1980s. Fashion includes chunky belts, spiked and coloured hair, shoulder pads, big jewellery, over-the-shoulder scarves, hooded jumpers, berets, high heels, preppy jackets, gloves, ties for women and a backless dress. The second ad also references the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical Cats which played at the MLC's Theatre Royal from July 1985 to 1987.
The MLC Centre, designed by architect Harry Seidler in the modernist style, opened in 1977 at 19-29 Martin Place, Sydney.
Notes by Beth Taylor