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New York, NY, United States
DoneTue, Apr 11, 2006 1:00 PM GMT

Couture, Textiles & Accessories

The April 11 auction will showcase fine vintage Couture, Textiles and Accessories representing the vitality of international historical fashion spanning two centuries. 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. Early highlights feature a blue silk 1926 ombre fringe dress from Chanel (lot 12) and a Jeanne Lanvin early 1920’s Robe de Style (lot 10). A special section of the sale will offer a collection of designs by Mainbocher being auctioned on behalf of the Grenville Baker's Boys and Girls Club. Also included in the auction are examples by Saint Laurent, Dior, Valentino, Chanel, Lacroix, Trigere, Galanos, Beene, Ossie Clark, Lagerfeld, Galliano, Schiaparelli, Miyake and Prada, among many others. Costume jewelry includes Chanel, Dior and Saint Laurent, Miriam Haskell, Amourelle and Coppola e Toppo. Textiles include rare examples of the work of Angelo Testa, a product of the Chicago Bauhaus school, as well as Asian and American pieces. In addition to a colorful array of Hermes Kelly and Birkin bags, a selection of fine Gucci is offered.