We arrive at one of the greatest collections in Australia. When Charlotte Smith inherited her godmother Doris Darnell’s entire wardrobe, she had no idea of the scale, quality and provenance of the collection of which she had just become custodian. Doris had amassed not just exquisite outfits from the late 1700s to the 20th century, but also the documented stories of the women who wore them, and in some cases the events to which they had been worn. Charlotte now has the full-time responsibility of maintaining a precious resource that goes way beyond being a record of changing fashions. The Darnell Collection is an irreplaceable piece of history, with thousands of stories to tell.
DARNELL COLLECTION TO APPEAR ON COLLECTORS AUGUST 6TH, ABC1 TV, AUSTRALIA
HERE IS THE PREVIEW FROM THE COLLECTORS WEBSITE: