What a fun night! The launch of The Australian Women’s Weekly Fashion: The First 50 Years. There were canapes and gorgeous rose and almond infused cocktails. The grand piano, with hits from the 60s, 70s and 80s.
The foyer of the National Library in Canberra was filled with people wearing their best vintage outfits. There were two people wearing 60s Mondrian dresses! Exquisite 30s frocks, gorgeous 50s rockabilly dresses.
We were treated to a fashion parade from the Darnell Collection, Australia’s largest private collection of vintage clothing and accessories.
Simon is wearing a Liberty print shirt, fabric from Tessuti, made by me.
Here I am with Charlotte Smith! Charlotte is curator of the Darnell Collection. Charlotte spoke about how she inherited the amazing collection and some of the many stunning dresses and accessories and their associated stories.
The evening was mc’ed by Belinda Riding, Canberra local, international model and the face of Canberra’s fashion week, Fashfest 2014. Also launching the book was co-author Kirstie Clements former editor of Vogue Australia who spoke about her time at Vogue and co-authoring In Vogue, 50 Years of Australian Style and now this book.