Fashion Talks 2012 presents three extraordinary women who curate, collect and talk
fashion beyond current tastes. Charlotte Smith, Dr Gene Sherman and Karen
Quinlan have incorporated fashion into their work and lives in varied and
interesting ways, each with a unique collector’s eye.
Fashion Talks 2012 will traverse the worlds of vintage clothing, Japanese masterpieces
and fashion exhibitions. For the designer fashion can be at the cutting edge of
artistic expression. For the wearer it tells a powerful visual story. It says
‘I fit in’ or ‘I stand apart’ and provides a deep sense of personal identity.
Broadcast journalist Meri Fatin returns as host
to explore fashion from perspectives beyond that of the designer.
Doors at 7pm, talks start at 7:30pm
Season ticket $30 (three events for the price of two)
Charlotte Smith Fri
Charlotte Smith is custodian of the Darnell
Collection of International Vintage Couture. It is Australia’s largest private
fashion collection with over 4,000 pieces. From 1720 to present day, it
includes Dior, Balenciaga and Westwood. Charlotte is a charismatic educator
and advocate who regards social history
as integral to understanding fashion and her collection. An exclusive selection
from the Darnell Collection will be displayed.
Dr Gene Sherman Tues
Dr Gene Sherman, Chairman and Executive Director
of the Sherman Contemporary Arts Foundation (Sydney), is a significant curator,
collector and philanthropist. Famous for maintaining a concise wardrobe of current Japanese
fashion, in particular Miyake, Comme des Garcons and Yamamoto and regularly
gifting garments to her Collection at the Powerhouse Museum, her wardrobe is
integral to her public persona and an expression of her identity. A sample of Dr Sherman’s collection will be
Karen Quinlan Tues
As Director of Bendigo Art Gallery in Victoria,
Karen’s blockbuster international fashion exhibitions Grace
Kelly: Style Icon, The Golden Age of Couture andThe White Wedding Dress, presented in partnership
with the Victoria and Albert Museum London, have attracted record-breaking crowds and transformed Bendigo to a
must-visit arts destination.