Monday, 21 October 2013

After Five: The Darnell Collection

Evening gown circa 1935.

I've been a little lacking in blog posts lately because, joy of joys, I finally found a job. Two, in fact. Which makes me gloriously busy (I have, in the past, been accused of workaholism) but also a little less cash poor. Say it with me: YAY.

That said, I spent a lovely morning off yesterday wandering through the Darnell collection exhibition currently showing at the Newcastle Regional Gallery. A smattering of evening clothes from the 1920s to the 2000's, the exhibition is full of sumptuous gowns. Yes, I was in heaven. And as much as I was in danger of drooling all over some 1930's velvet beauties, it was the floaty, ethereal 70's dress below that had me truly pining:

Photo by The Herald.

Look at those sleeves!

The exhibition is on in Newcastle til late November, but they're hosting some events over the next couple of weeks which sound fantastic. I hear that the inimitable Lady Melbourne is giving a talk tomorrow night at 6 pm - exciting! If there's one thing I love, it's listening to people natter about vintage. Duh.

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