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‘Dreaming of Dior’ by Charlotte Smith book launch at the Beresford Hotel, Sydney

11 November 2009    Story & Photos: MiSociety
Winemakers Choice

Dreaming of Dior, Chanel, Hartnell, George Rech, Thierry Nugler…. Every Dress Tells a Story….

‘Fashion’ holds massive interest for a large percentage of our population.  ‘Fashion’ that is high end, designer and vintage is the stuff to really make us drool and dream.

Most of us have outfits in our wardrobes that remind us of magical moments or pieces that always make us feel special when worn.  Can you image having over 3,000 of such items.  That is exactly what Charlotte Smith, the author of the just published book ‘Dreaming of Dior’, inherited from her Godmother, Doris Darnell. 

To the sounds of ‘Evening Falls’ by Penelope Sai, MiSociety was treated to a unique fashion show of a selection of these rare vintage dresses, handbags and shoes along with the ‘tales’ that go with them.

This is a book that tells the individual stories of some of these vintage, designer dresses – who wore them, where they were worn and what happened on that occasion. 

Dreaming of Dior, illustrated by Grant Cowan, is compulsive and entertaining reading for anyone who has ever had a love affair with a treasured fashion item.  ‘Dreaming of Dior’ by Charlotte Smith, is published by HarperCollins

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