28 July 2010


SLQ, MC/K ART & Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival
Deepen the Conversation: Fashion and Memoire with Charlotte Smith

Deepen the Conversation: Fashion and Memoire with Charlotte Smith

Auditorium 1, Level 2, State Library of Queensland, South Bank, Brisbane

7 Aug 2010

Come dressed in your best vintage outfit for a conversation with Charlotte Smith, author of Dreaming of Dior (Harper Collins) and custodian of the Darnell Collection, discussing the nature of clothing as personal memoir. Having inherited an extraordinary collection of more than 3000 vintage designer garments from her Quaker godmother, Charlotte has painstakingly recreated the story of each garment through the masses of accompanying faded letters, parchments and notes.
This talk with reveal the personal accounts behind some of the key garments in this extraordinary collection, while also presenting an opportunity to see some of these garments up close.
The talk will conclude with Charlotte Smith signing audience copies of her bestseller, Dreaming of Dior.
An event developed especially for State Library by mc/k art and the Mercedes Benz Fashion Festival 2010, don’t miss this rare opportunity to get up close and personal with some of the most exquisite fashions and fascinating stories of the past 100 years. Facilitated by Nadia Buick.
Date/Time7 Aug 2010, 3.00pm
1 hour
(subject to change without notice)

Presented by
State Library of Queensland, mc/k Art and Mercedes Benz Fashion Fesival

There are 3 major fashion events in Australia: one in Sydney, one in Melbourne and one in Brisbane. Fabulous Australian designers are showcased at these three events. Many of the established designers are now stocked around the world, but our fashion shows are great for checking out the casually elegant clothes Australian is renowned for and for spoting the next Dior!
Mercedes Benz Fasion Week will be truly elegant and on the swanky Gold Coast anything may happen. This is my first year attending. The Valentino Retrospective opens the same weekend so glamour and gowns will be the order of the week. The week begins on August 6th.

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