Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Fox Business News' Strange Inheritance films The Darnell Collection

During a sunny, end-of-summer week, I had the great privilege of spending a time in NYC as a guest of Tower Productions, producers of Fox Business News' hit TV series, Strange Inheritance.

Jamie Colby, host of the programme, now in its fourth season, asked challenging questions about the collection, its past, its future and interviewed several experts about their view of The Darnell Collection, its significance and value.

I learned so much about my collection and left New York wide-eyed with the knowledge that what I inherited from my American Quaker godmother, Doris Darnell, was far more than a fashion collection, but a recording of social history through fashion.

I also found out The Darnell Collection is now recognised as one of ten significant private fashion collections in the world.

Doris would be so proud that what she began in the late 1930s had grown (like Topsy - Doris' favourite quote) into something of global significance!

The Darnell Collection episode will air on Fox Business News' Strange Inheritance in March or April 2018. I will post the exact date one to two weeks out, once it is confirmed.

With the host of Strange Inheritance, Jamie Colby, America's leading textile expert, Karen August, and me talking fashion on camera at Parsons New School - surrounded by Darnell Collection garments
Mini exhibition set up inside one of the glamorous auditoriums at Parsons School of Design
At Parsons School of Design
The Darnell Collection's very own Abbey Road moment!
Wearing my Ninette of Melbourne caftan and filmed walking along a street in NYC. It was incredible how many people stopped to compliment me on my outfit.