One Enchanted Evening
|Author:||Charlotte; Cowan, Grant Smith|
Every woman has a dress that holds her precious memories of that one enchanted evening ...Charlotte Smith owns literally thousands. Having lived life to the full in London, Paris and New York, when she finally settled in Australia she inherited a vintage clothing collection of more than 3000 priceless pieces from her beloved Quaker godmother, Doris Darnell.Along with masterpieces by Chanel to Dior, she also inherited something even more precious - her godmother's book of stories. Her inheritance was not just a collection of beautiful treasures but a glimpse into the lives of the women who wore them - stories of love, loss and everything in between. In Dreaming of Dior and Dreaming of Chanel, Charlotte shared some of these treasures and their stories. Now, in One Enchanted Evening she some of her most sublime evening dresses from a collection that has since grown to more than 8000 pieces, including a glorious array of Australian originals. Step inside her magical wardrobe to experience much more than one enchanted evening ...
Charlotte Smith is the Curator of the Darnell Collection and the author Dreaming of Dior and Dreaming of Chanel. Since inheriting a superb vintage fashion collection of more than 3000 treasures from her Quaker godmother Doris Darnell in 2004, she has amassed a priceless 'wardrobe' of more than 8000 originals, from Dior and Chanel, Prada to Pucci, and Easton Pearson to Akira. She showcases the collection at events throughout Australia and overseas. Charlotte lives in the Blue Mountains in Sydney.Grant Cowan has worked as an illustrator on magazines like Harper's Bazaar, Glamour and Red Magazine and teaches fashion illustration. He illustrated Dreaming of Dior and Dreaming of Chanel.