Podcast: The Tales Behind The Dresses

Podcast: The Tales Behind The Dresses

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xone-enchanted-evening.jpg.pagespeed.ic.YdMn4uW797Every woman has a dress that reminds her of one unforgettable evening . . .

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 imageCharlotte 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.

Read our full review of One Enchanted Evening here

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                      Publisher details

                      One Enchanted Evening
                      Author
                      Charlotte Smith
                      Publisher
                      Affirm Press
                      Released
                      31 October, 2017

                      Synopsis

                      Every woman has a dress that reminds her of one unforgettable evening …Charlotte Smith owns literally thousands. 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 Quaker godmother, Doris Darnell.Most precious of all was Doris’ book of stories, a detailed record of the tales behind these masterpieces. Charlotte’s inheritance was not just a collection of beautiful things, but a glimpse into the lives of the women who wore them.In One Enchanted Evening Charlotte and illustrator Grant Cowan share some of the most spectacular evening dresses and their stories from The Darnell Collection, which now contains more than 9000 unique pieces from around the world.From Pucci to Prada, Valentino to Vivienne Westwood, step inside the magical wardrobe every woman would love to own …
                      Charlotte Smith
                      About the author

                      Charlotte Smith

                      Charlotte Smith is the owner of The Darnell Collection and the author of One Enchanted Evening, Dreaming of Dior and Dreaming of Chanel.Inheriting a vintage fashion collection of more than 3000 treasures from her Quaker godmother Doris Darnell in 2004 changed her life. It is now her career. Her collection has grown to more than 9000 pieces, including originals by Chanel, Dior, Valentino, 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.

                      Books by Charlotte Smith

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