Charlotte Smith owns literally thousands. Over 9,000 now – and counting.
Having lived life to the full in London, Paris, and New York, when she settled in Australia she inherited a vintage clothing collection of more than 3000 pieces from her beloved godmother, Doris Darnell.
In this podcast, Charlotte reveals the spellbinding stories that were found in the most precious gift of all: Doris’ book of stories that recorded the tales behind the dresses.
Duration: 38 Mins
Podcast Guest: Charlotte Smith
Charlotte Smith is the owner of The Darnell Collection and the author of Dreaming of Dior and Dreaming of Chanel. Inheriting a vintage fashion collection in 2004 changed her life. It is now her career. He collection includes originals by Chanel, Dior, Veltnino, Alexander McQueen, Prada, and Akira. Charlotte curates museum exhibitions and hosts events to showcase the collection in Australia and overseas, and is a regular guest on radio and television.