Sydney’s State Library are sponsoring a salon style fashion parade of garments from the Darnell Collection.
From the website:
Enjoy a visual extravaganza of stunning vintage French model gowns from the Darnell Collection lâ€™Ecole Superieure des Arts et techniques de la Mode (ESMOD Australia). The gowns and accessories recreate the glamorous fashion parades of the worldâ€™s great 20th century couturiers.
See exquisite ensembles come to life in a spectacular salon show in the grand ballroom of the Sofitel Sydney Wentworth.
Compered by Curator Margot Riley, these fabulous garments are set against a nostalgic backdrop of Sydney images from the Libraryâ€™s collections.
Where: Wentworth Ballroom, Sofitel Sydney Wentworth, 61â€“101 Phillip Street
When: 6pm Thursday 30th July.
Cost: $60, includes canapÃ©s and champagne
Here’s an image of one of the Darnell Collection gowns, a fabulous Dior from the ’50s. I took this snap when we were photographing some of the Collection for the Book. Perhaps this beauty will be included in the parade?