Nov 13, 2009

Two, count 'em Two Vintage Fashion Auctions

For you Lucky Chicagoans: Leslie Hindman has a grand lineup at her Nov. 15 Sale in Chicago.As always, it's a fine lineup starting in the Teens and 1920s, with a heavy emphasis on the second half of the century designers.
Leslie Hindman Lot 45: A Norman Norell Blue Silk and Silver Sequin Mermaid Gown,1960s,
blue satin sash at waist. Label: Norman Norell.Photo courtesy of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

Leslie Hindman Lot 33: A Galanos Orange and Purple Evening Gown, 1970s, Label: Galanos. Photo courtesy of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

For you lucky Londoners and other Brits: Tuesday Dec. 8, 2009: at Kerry Taylor . This Vintage Fashion and Couture auction is another fabulous offering from Kerry Taylor with with loads of Audrey Hepburn's clothing, much of it from Givenchy and many pieces worn in films. But there's so much more - wonderful designer pieces, riding habits, jewelry and purses. Visit the catalogue and drool for a while.

Kerry Taylor Lot 65: a embroidered satin open robe, Chinese for the European market, 1770s, the fabric c.1755-60 Photos courtesy of Kerry Taylor Auctions

Kerry Taylor Lot 72: A brown wool riding habit, English, 1880s, together with a pair of black leather 1880s riding boots, and an 1873 leather riding crop with silver collar. Photo Courteay of Kerry Tayor Auctions.

For us unlucky Kentuckians without frequent flyer miles, well, we will just have to be content with the online catalogues and a trip to the mall where we can decry the lack of quality and style available today.

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