A tailor-made fashion odyssey

Fashion anthropologist and bestselling author Charlotte Smith hosts a history tour offering exclusive behind-the-scenes access to some of the UK’s grandest houses, palaces and museums

Guests will stay in four- and five-star country-house hotels, including Bovey Castle
Guests will stay in four- and five-star country-house hotels, including Bovey Castle

With a private collection of more than 9,000 pieces of vintage couture and ready to wear (and growing), Charlotte Smith is in a unique position to offer a remarkable insight into the history of fashion. This summer, she is hosting a UK-wide odyssey of museums, palaces and historic houses for like-minded fashion connoisseurs. Kensington Palace, the Whitworth, Althorp House and Greenway (Agatha Christie’s house) are some of the tour highlights.

Fashion anthropologist and best-selling author Charlotte Smith will host
Fashion anthropologist and best-selling author Charlotte Smith will host
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Guests will stay in four- and five-star country-house hotels – including Bovey Castle – and dine at award-winning restaurants, with exclusive behind-the-scenes access and fashion experts joining as guest speakers along the way.

The itinerary includes the Fashion and Textile Museum in London’s Bermondsey
The itinerary includes the Fashion and Textile Museum in London’s Bermondsey | Image: Fashion and Textile Museum
The trip provides behind-the-scenes access to institutions such as the V&A, home to this elaborate 1920s beaded dress
The trip provides behind-the-scenes access to institutions such as the V&A, home to this elaborate 1920s beaded dress | Image: The Victoria & Albert Museum

The unique 20-day experience begins in Smith’s hometown of Sydney on August 2, travelling to the UK via Doha (priced A$15,990 – about £8,600 – per person sharing). European guests are invited to join the UK tour on August 4, when it reaches London. Prices start from about £7,000 per person.

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