Philadelphia, PA, United States
DoneApr 16, 2016 2:00 PM UTC
Couture & Textiles from Museum Collections
The Largest Collection of Charles Fredrick Worth & Maison Worth garments ever offered at auction! This season?s two-day auction will feature institutional property from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of the City of New York, The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA), The Valley Forge Historical Society and others. 19th & Early 20th C Clothing: Over 40 Charles Worth and Maison Worth garments, small collections of Regency and Empire period gowns, spencers, fabulous wedding dresses. Important Paris and American designers: A. Felix, Jeanne Hallee, Henriette Tissier, Thellier, Duval & Egan, Mrs. C. Donovan. A rare 1860?s beetle wing embroidered dress, lace, beaded and sequined garments, etc. 20th Century Couture & Designer Clothing: Rare and Important Charles James ?Tree? Ballgown, c. 1952, from the MET a collection of 35+ Christian Dior garments 1962-1996 including dresses from Wallace Simpson, (Duchess of Windsor), Couture Schiaparelli in Dognin Tulle, collection of Stavropoulos. Designer garments from Adrian, Beene, Chanel, Courreges, Ferre, Gaultier, Gernreich, Mme. Gres, Hermes, Kelly, Lacroix, McQueen, Moschino, Norell, Oldham, Pucci, Rhodes, de la Renta, Rucci, Valentino, YSL and more. Accessories & Jewelry: Beaded handbags, Leiber minaudieres, collection of figural hat stands, glam rock platform boots, export shawls, Wiener Werkstatte, Louis Vuitton, Asprey travel case, etc. Fashion illustrations from the fashion editor of The Los Angeles Times, with designs by Lagerfeld for Chanel, de la Renta, Valentino, Manolo Blahnik, etc. Ethnographic & Textiles: Asian, Middle Eastern, European and American textiles and embroidery including: suzani, palampore, linens, paisley shawls, batiks, quilts, oriental carpets, fabric swatches and samples, lace. A pair of large Frank Lloyd Wright curtain panels, South American/ Mexican Colonial needlework, Thangkas, etc.