After ten years of discovering, building, promoting and exhibiting my collection I am now taking it (all 8000 items and growing) in a new direction. The Darnell Collection will include only haute couture, couture, high-end RTW and iconic pieces that 'scream' a particular decade.
So…… over 600 lots and over 1000 pieces will be sold at auction on November 23rd in Sydney. Many of these pieces came with the origin bequest, from my godmother Doris Darnell, or are pieces I bought over the years and now no longer need. Some things can be worn straight out of the auction room while others are perfect pieces for study.
Included in the auction will be Victorian through 1980s garments (including dresses, coats, petticoats and bodices) and accessories (including hats, handbags, jewellery, shoes); stunning antique and vintage lace and buttons; unique bits and pieces that tell the story of fashionable women over the last 150 years.
The online auction catalogue will be posted in November. Please feel free to contact me for further information.