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Dreaming of Dior : every dress tells a story / Charlotte Smith ; illustrator Grant Cowan.

Dreaming of Dior : every dress tells a story / Charlotte Smith ; illustrator Grant Cowan.
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ISBN 9780732290399 (hbk.)
Author Smith, Charlotte M. (author)
Title Dreaming of Dior : every dress tells a story / Charlotte Smith ; illustrator Grant Cowan.
Publisher and/or associated date/s Pymble, N.S.W. : HarperCollins, 2009.
Description 292 pages : colour illustrations ; 21 cm.
Summary Summary: 'Charlotte Smith has had more than her fair share of fabulous dresses and adventures. Born in Hong Kong and raised in the United States, she lived life to the full in London, Paris and New York before falling in love with Australia and discovering she had inherited a priceless vintage clothing collection from her American Quaker godmother, Doris Darnell. Then the boxes started arriving, with more than three thousand treasures dating from 1790 to 1995, from originals by Dior, Chanel and Balenciaga to a pioneer womanʹs daintily mended best dress. But when she unearthed her godmothers book of stories about the dresses and the women who wore them, the true value of what she had been bequeathed hit home. This wasnʹt a mere collection of beautiful things, it was a collection of life. Womenʹs lives. Tiny snapshots of our joys and disappointments, our entrances and exits, triumphant and tragic."--Publisher description.
Subjects Darnell, Doris Hastings, -- 1916-2007
Costume -- History
Costume -- Private collections
Art -- Private collections
Women's clothing
Women's clothing -- Private collections
Women's clothing -- History
Vintage clothing -- Private collections
Other Authors &/or Associated Persons Cowan, Grant (illustrator)
Call number 2022.081
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A00954089 2022.081
General Collection   . *, Long Overdue . 5 Sep 2022
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