Hartnell Of Melbourne Retrospective


Over the last few years, House of Darlington has put together the largest collection of Hartnell of Melbourne garments in the world, and it will be going on display to the public for the first time.

The Hartnell of Melbourne Retrospection will be a world first for this once prestigious and innovative Melbourne fashion house that was the pinnacle of design and style in Australia from the 1940s to the early 1970s. It was a fashion house owned and operated by Ralph Samuel and featured some of the best fashion minds in Australia, including Leonard Legge, Lorna White, Christine Hooker and Brian Samuel.

Head designer from Brain Samuel will discuss intimate and fascinating details with fashion historian Tom McEnvoy, reviving Melbourne’s heady post war fashion circuit. In collaboration with the National Trust and Como House, the exhibition will be an interactive storytelling journey through the highs and lows of this once loved fashion house.

This event is owned and operated by House of Darlington in collaboration with the National Trust, and proudly promoted by Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival as part of the Independent Program. Please contact the organiser directly for further information.

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