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Dreaming of Dior :  Every Dress Tells a Story - Charlotte Smith

Dreaming of Dior

Every Dress Tells a Story

By: Charlotte Smith, Grant Cowan (Illustrator)

Hardcover Published: 1st November 2009
ISBN: 9780732290399
Number Of Pages: 296

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"Every one of them comes to me with a story ..." 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 settling in the Blue Mountains.

In between juggling school lunches, Charlotte discovered 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 woman's daintily mended best dress. But when Charlotte unearthed her godmother Doris's book of stories about the dresses and the women who wore them, the true value of what she had been bequeathed hit home.

This wasn't a mere collection of beautiful things, it was a collection of life. Women's lives. Tiny snapshots of our joys and disappointments, our entrances and exits, triumphant and tragic. This is a book any woman who knows a dress can hold a lifetime of memories will treasure.


Such a pleasure to have this book


Such a lovely book which illustrates a gown/dress on each page along with a story about the gown/dress. This is one book of 3 that have been written by Charlotte Smith about the amazing collection of gowns/dresses that were passed to her from her godmother.

Gold Coast, Australia


Dreaming of Dior

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ISBN: 9780732290399
ISBN-10: 0732290392
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 296
Published: 1st November 2009
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers (Australia) Pty Ltd
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 20.5 x 15.3  x 2.5
Weight (kg): 0.68