Contact: Scott Rodas, Program Coordinator
Dreaming of Dior with Author Charlotte Smith
at the Toms River Branch of the Ocean County Library.
Join us at the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library (101 Washington St) on Monday, May 3, at 7 pm, for an inside look at a book for any woman who knows a dress can hold a lifetime of memories!
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.
Charlotte will discuss the book, and show several of the dresses at the library program.
For more information, or to register for the event, contact the Toms River branch of the Ocean County Library at 732-349-6200, or visit www.theoceancountylibrary.org