Pierre Elliot Trudeau Paper Campaign Dress, 1968

Canada 150 Auction

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Pierre Elliot Trudeau Paper Campaign Dress, 1968

sleeveless A-line dress of printed cellulose fabric


June 27, 2017

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $2,880

Trudeau mania swept the country the summer of 1968.

Not since Wilfrid Laurier had Canada seen such a charismatic politician – and dapper dresser. Trudeau’s good looks and charm were unrivaled, and his ideas to unite a divided nation were particularly popular among young voters. With a platform based on unification, justice and equality, Trudeau would go on to win the popular vote.

This dress served as a wearable campaign poster for Trudeau’s bid for leadership of the Liberal Party at the 1968 convention.


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