'AFTER FIVE: Fashion from the Darnell Collection' Travelled to Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW

Left to right: Dior, Mary Katrantzou, Brose - all 21st century dresses
Forty six gowns dating from the 1920s to modern day graced the commanding exhibition space at the Newcastle Art Gallery in NSW. Designer shoes and exquisite hats of all shapes and sizes were displayed alongside precious jewels and jewelled handbags. Thousands of visitors enjoyed the fashions as much as the provenances of many of the dresses and stories of the women who wore them.

Dress by Philip Hulitar from the 1950s

Malcolm Starr jumpsuit

The MC for the evening, Claudia Chan Shaw. My dress is by James Galanos, 1970s

Two 60s dresses including a velvet hostess gown by Ann Pakradooni of Philadelphia

The Patrons dinner was held in the exhibition space to great success.