Fabulous Couture features in a fashion shoot at Darley's at Lilianfel's Hotel

In the most decadent and majestic interior of the newly renovated Darley's restaurant at the classically elegant Lilianfel's Hotel in Katoomba, a selection of couture gowns from the collection were brought to life.

The misty day created the perfect ambiance in which to showcase couture at it's finest - from Balenciaga and to Dior, from Chanel to Vivienne Westwood, from Valentina to Ninette of Melbourne.  A quick photo session around the pool highlighted the vibrant, psychedelic-patterned kaftan followed by a chilly plunge in the hotel pool wearing the latest look by Ripcurl. Fashion comes full circle!

Thank you to the unbelievably talented Brigitte and Tony at Brigitte Grant Photography; to Chris at Chris Wolf Hair; to Olivia, our beautiful and obliging model, and to Lilianfel's Hotel, Katoomba.


Dior Haute Couture, Printemps/l'Ete, 1960

The perfect LBD,  oh so Audrey!

Chanel tulle skirt



Stunning sequin Vivienne Westwood gown



Valentina wool and sequin mini dress with extraordinary beaded sleeves

Glittery Brian Atwood boots make the outfit!

Balenciaga silk LBD, late 1940s


Ninette of Melbourne kaftan and Mary Quant sunglasses

Neoprene swimsuit by Ripcurl