We’ve been in the Blue Mountains this week to photograph some select couture pieces from Charlotte Smith’s Darnell Collection. Here you can see Charlotte sharing a fabulous beaded 1920s silk gown with us.
Charlotte is featured on this evening’s ABC programme The Collectors
Charlotte Smith’s collection has been described as “two centuries of elegance”. Three years ago Charlotte became the custodian of her godmother Doris Darnell’s world-renowned collection of vintage clothing and accessories, the largest of it’s kind in Australia. Dior, Versace, this collection has it all and it’s a treat indeed for the couture loving prof when he joins Charlotte for some high-end fashion ‘time travelling’.
You can see some more snaps I took during the session here.
1930s silk devore velvet
1950s strapless nylon prom dress
1960s silk and lame
1950s Dior ballgown
Edwardian wedding gown
Late 1940s silk cocktail frock: I suspect this is Dior too, although it’s lost it’s label
Label from 1930s silk Vionnet gown