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Bellows Falls, VT, United States
DoneWed, Nov 13, 2013 5:00 PM GMT


Our Historic Fashion & Textile Sale is another a great one with rare gentleman's garments from an important Boston museum collection, objects sold for the benefit of the Costume Collection of the Museum of the City of New York, new treasures from the Brooklyn Museum Historic Costume Collection, fashion de-accessions from the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, the King Fashion Museum and the Strong Museum, textiles from the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum, a large collection of 1960s & 1970's Pucci & Cardin fashions from Parisian socialite Erna de Paz (personal friend of Pierre Cardin) with additions from many other institutions, estates and private collections. Featured selections - 1937 Schiaparelli cape with Lesage embroidery, Two rare 18th C. redcoats (c. 1790) from Thomas McDonogh, Britain's 1st consul to the newly formed United States, other 18th & 19th C. gentleman's garments, c. 1967 Paco Rabanne coat & helmet, collection of 19th C. Victorian women's & children's clothing, many 1920's beaded flapper dresses, twenties accessories, Large Cardin & Pucci collection Fortuny, Dior, Pucci, Cardin, Rabanne, other 20th C. wearable dresses, paisleys, exquisite lace veils & other handmade laces, handmade lace clothing and accessories, Early Vuitton trunks, ecclesiastical embroideries and garments, ethnic clothing and much more.