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DoneThu, Nov 16, 2006 2:00 PM GMT

Couture, Textiles & Accessories

IMPORTANT VINTAGE COUTURE, TEXTILES AND ACCESSORIES WILL BE AUCTIONED AT DOYLE NEW YORK ON NOVEMBER 16, 2006 Featuring Couture from the Wardrobe of Actress Marisa Berenson to Benefit the UNESCO - Berry Berenson-Perkins Fund Including Pieces from the Collections of Kim Basinger, Miss M, Barbara Allen, Milly de Cabrol, and Princess Grace of Monaco On Wednesday, November 16, 2006 at 10am, Doyle New York will hold an auction of Couture, Textiles and Accessories. Offering an extensive selection of dresses, suits and ensembles, the sale will also include important costume jewelry, handbags and accessories, as well as American, European and Asian textiles. The public is invited to the exhibition on view from Saturday, November 11 through Tuesday, November 14. Doyle is located at 175 East 87th Street in Manhattan. Personal collections include highlights from Marisa Berenson's wardrobe: Alaïa, Galliano and Castelbajac. A portion of the proceeds of the sale of Marisa Berenson's collection will benefit the Berry Berenson-Perkins Fund. Property from other collections includes a mid-century divine Lanvin Castillo dress, provenance: Miss M; Barbara Allen's Edelsteins, Milly de Cabrol's Ossie Clark, a rack of ready to wear from Kim Basinger, and a stunning scarlet Madame Gres gown from the colleciton of Her Serene Highness Princess Grace of Monaco. There are examples from Balenciaga, Chanel, Valentino, Paco Rabanne, Dior, Dessès, Yves Saint Laurent, Balmain, Yuki and Seditionaries, as well as the American masters Mainbocher, Trigère, Norell and deaccessions of Galanos from the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). Textiles include Fortuny, Ruth Reeves and Swatch for the United Nations, and a strong selection of American quilts. Handbags range from a rare beaded Victory purse from 1918, a leather bag by Wiener Werkstätte, the Whiting & Davis Marion Davies steel mesh purse, and examples from Canovas, Lana Marks, Roberta di Camerino, Gucci and, naturally, Hermès, one of which has been customized by the Maison with a pavé diamond closure pin. Accessories include hats from Dior, Mr. John and Yves Saint Laurent, and shoes from Tokio Kumagaï and Maud Frizon. Costume jewelry offers Madame Grès, designs from the private archives of William de Lillo and Robert F. Clark, Pierre Cardin's Cosmos necklace, and early Miriam Haskell and Chanel. Textiles include a fine collection of couture fabrics and 32 quilts, 4 coverlets and 3 paisleys from the Shelly Mehlman Dinhofer quilt collection that come directly from the farmhouses and country auctions of upstate New York. Also offered are Illustrations from the Estate of fashion illustrator Joe Eula.