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Philadelphia, PA, United States
DoneSat, Apr 10, 2010 2:00 PM GMT

Historical Costume Museum, Absolute Auction

Our sale will feature property from the Historical Costume Museum, Inc. of Miami, Florida. The HCM at one time comprised a large part of Fashion Group International's South Florida branch. The HCM collection features Pucci garments, Chanel, Dior, Fath, Zandra Rhodes, Valentino, Courreges, Jean Desses, Lanvin, Norell, Beene, Gernreich, Hermes, Balenciaga, Galanos, Cardin, Trigere, Samuel Winston, Givenchy, Adrian, Balmain, Liberty, Worth, Pingat, Fortuny and others. The HCM collection also contains many dead stock garments donated directly from designers collections including Pauline Trigere, Oleg Cassini and Arnold Scassi. Accessories including several Bess-Ben hats, pair early 18th century women's shoes, costume jewelry, photo albums, and military will also be included. Most lots carry not only the provenance of the HCM, but also the original donor names, some of which are significant American families. A collection of fine estate linen from two prominent Philadelphia families will be offered in April. Uncataloged/discovery sale at the conclusion of the catalog sale on each day.