"Two centuries of the latest fashion - Exhibition to give a rare glimpse of a world renown clothing collection".
It seems the local art gallery in lovely little Cowra in NSW's Central West region, is about to play host to one of the worlds most renowned collection of exquisite vintage clothing and accessories. The Darnell collection is made up of around 4000 pieces of vintage clothing, shoes and accessories, spanning from the 18th century to the 20th century, including couture from Dior and Versace!
This is actually quite remarkable (for me) for a couple of reasons. Firstly, I was only recently looking at part of this very collection on line at Circa Vintage's Blog (Nicole is my go-to girl for any kind of historical information required on vintage clothing - her blog is choc full of fabulous pictures and information). She had managed to photograph many of the pieces and while scrolling through them I couldn't help thinking how much I'd love to have been in her (vintage) shoes!
The second reason is because hubby and I are in fact heading to Cowra for a birthday party in a week or so and plan on spending a couple of days fossicking around. Cowra is not somewhere we frequent often - although I have done a few collecting pilgrimages through the Blue Mountains and out Orange, Bathurst and Cowra way in the past - but not for a long while now!
So, perfect timing!
More information at http://www.cowraartgallery.com.au/