The stage is set with mannequins from Paris modelling dresses featuring exquisite handmade fabrics and fine details to make you catch your breath.
Except the audience for this show isn't in Europe, but Australia in the late 1940s. After the Second World War, Australians followed the latest romantic fashion trends from Paris keenly.
This rare colour footage from fashion shows at Mark Foy's department store in Sydney gives you a front row seat back in time.
Please note the footage is silent.