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 Smithâ€™s collection has been described as â€œtwo centuries of eleganceâ€. Three years ago Charlotte became the custodian of her godmother Doris Darnellâ€™s world-renowned collection of vintage clothing and accessories, the largest of itâ€™s kind in Australia. Dior, Versace, this collection has it all and itâ€™s a treat indeed for the couture loving prof when he joins Charlotte for some high-end fashion â€˜time travellingâ€™.
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