Dreaming of Dior: Every Dress Tells a Story
Charlotte Smith had already had more than her fair share of fabulous dresses and adventures. She lived life to the fullest in London, Paris and New York before falling in love with Australia and making it her home.
Then she discovered that she had inherited a priceless vintage clothing collection from her American Quaker godmother, Doris Darnell.
When the boxes started arriving, they were filled with more than three thousand pieces dating from 1790 to 1995, from Dior and Chanel originals to a dainty pioneer dress.
But when she unearthed her godmother’s book of stories, the true value of what she had been given hit home. This wasn’t merely a collection of beautiful things; it was a collection of lives. Women’s lives. Tiny snapshots of our joys and disappointments, our entrances and exits, triumphant and tragic.
This is a book for any woman who knows a dress can hold a lifetime of memories.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - RivkaBelle - LibraryThing
Well, this was definitely not what I expected. It wasn't bad, just different. From blurbs I had seen before reading, I thought this would be a narrative about the dresses in the collection and the ... Read full review
GORGEOUS ILLUSTRATIONSUser Review - calafia - Overstock.com
A small book with bright colorful fashionable illustrations on every page! Every dress has a story behind it by beautiful and wealthy women from all decades and from all over the world. The writer ... Read full review