Fashion meets Fiction: Murder, Mystery and Style

An intriguing event from the in-box:

Charlotte Smith, owner and curator of The Darnell Collection, the largest private collection of vintage couture garments and accessories in Australia, will continue her series of fashion lectures at the Carrington.

Charlotte will discuss fashion during the time Agatha Christie wrote many of her most famous mysteries. Guest will be entertained with conversation about Christie’s life, her inspiration and her famous detectives. A display of rare and valuable dresses from the ’20s will compliment a fashion parade of vintage dresses and accessories from the ’20s through to the ’40s. Following the catwalk parade a Q&A will take place.

When: Sunday February 13th, 2pm to 3.30pm.
Where: The Carrington Hotel, Grand Dining Room, Katoomba, NSW
Cost: $15 per person
Bookings: call 0416 463 331 or the Carrington on 02 4782 1111.

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This event is part of a Roaring ’20s festival on that weekend – there’s also a Deco Ball, history tours, a speakeasy, a classic car display and ragtime jazz. For more information see the Carrington’s events page.


  1. Hi, The date for the Darnell collection talk is listed as Saturday Feb 13. However, Saturday is 12th Feb. So, can you please clarify if the talk is on Sat 12 or Sun 13th Feb?

  2. Hi Nicole,

    Just me! The phone number for the Carrington is 02 4782 1111.
    For some reason I had it right everywhere else but must have sent you a late night version when I wasn’t thinking. Sorry. Do you mind changing it? Thanks so much Nicole. See you soon.

  3. Thanks Charlotte – fixed it now.
    Phew! I don’t think I’ve ever made two mistakes in a listing before. Thank you for pointing out my error.

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