Oct 2, 2012

Vintage Couture & Fashion Auctions on the horizon

There are 2 upcoming vintage fashion, couture and textile auctions on the horizon. We've attended auctions at both of these houses and recommend you go and have a good time!

First up, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will hold their Vintage Couture and Accessories in Chicago o Oct 17. There will be online and phone bidding, but it's so much better to be in the room. You can  go view all the lots while the sale is progressing, and you need to go and preview anyway, so why not stay and bid live?

They are opening with many lots of Trigere fashion form the collection of her son and daughter-in-law. Plus there's black Fortuny, many Diors, Chanels, Halstons - loads of beautiful things with a strong group of purses, scarves and costume jewelry. Full disclosure requires me to reveal we are selling a very few lots st this auction. Here's a link  to the Online Catalogue.
Two appealing lots:
Lot 93 A Mainbocher Blue Silk Dress,
full circle skirt with black velvet diamond allover applique. Labeled: Mainbocher. 
Lot 219 An Emilio Pucci Floral Print Jersey Dress,
with detachable shoulder straps. Labeled: Emilio Pucci/Saks Fifth Avenue.

And on Nov. 2-3,at Charles A. Whitaker Auction Company in New Hope, PA, there will be 2 days of wonderful textiles and fashions on the block. Go if you can. Again, being there is half the fun. Here's a link to their Online Galleries. Feel free to lose yourself there for a bit.

And here's two I'd love to see from this auction:

Traina Norell Voided Silk Ball Gown, 1950’s. Overall pattern of copper daisies with gold metallic centers and serpentine foliage outlined on black organza having boned sweetheart bodice ruched at center of bust by a narrow strap, full skirt over black crinoline, narrow bodice lined in black taffeta, back zipper.
Beaded Silk Parrot Dress, 1920s. Sleeveless black crepe de chine decorated with a black beaded floral to a deep flounce below the knee, dress front having a large parrot worked in colorful beads and metallic gold thread.

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