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DoneFri, Dec 06, 2019 4:00 PM UTC
Chicago, IL, USA

Luxe Holiday feat. Ebony Fashion Fair

Hindman?s December 6 Luxe Holiday auction will present Property from Ebony Fashion Fair: The Final Show, which contains the last available collection of clothing from Ebony Fashion Fair. Created in Chicago at Johnson Publishing Company in 1958 by the company?s co-founder, Eunice Walker Johnson, Ebony Fashion Fair became the world?s largest traveling fashion show and was featured in cities around the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. Ebony Fashion Fair closed in 2009 and, throughout its 51-year history, was presented in 187 venues and raised over $50 million for African American charities. In 2014, a traveling exhibition on Ebony Fashion Fair was organized by the Chicago History Museum with many of the garments used in that display now available in this auction, which features hundreds of garments and accessories from the 1960s to the early 2000s. The auction will include iconic and exceptionally rare designs by Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Dior, Paco Rabanne, Emanuel Ungaro, Pierre Cardin, Patrick Kelly, Vivienne Westwood, John Galliano, Issey Miyake, Bob Mackie, Jean-Louis Scherrer, Christian LaCroix, and many more.