Couture auction June 30 implores ‘put on your party dress’

put on your party dress

Vintage circle dress with tulle and lace on a tan Illusion backing. Estimate: $100-$120. Jasper52 image

NEW YORK – Jasper52 will conduct a colorful auction of vintage couture on Tuesday, June 30. The sale consists of more than 100 lots of mostly dresses and gowns complemented by a few lots of jewelry and handbags. Bid absentee or live online through LiveAuctioneers.

“Honey, put on that party dress,” a familiar line from a Tom Petty song, comes to mind when viewing a 1980s circle dress of lace and black tulle on a tan illusion backing. In like-new condition, this size 10 dress is expected to sell for $100-$120.

Cantilly lace, a handmade bobbin lace named after the city of Chantilly, France, is also the title of an early rock ’n’ roll song written and performed by J.P. “The Big Bopper” Richardson. A Chantilly lace tiered and ruffled party dress of tulle crinoline has a knit bodice and a sash belt (est. $70-$80).

put on your party dress

Chantilly lace ruffled party dress with knit bodice sash belt. Estimate: $70-$80. Jasper52 image

Designer gowns include a Marchesa Notte gown of a silk blend and cotton. Its yoke bodice is beaded on tulle (est. $120-$150).

put on your party dress

Marchesa Notte embellished high-low precision gown. Estimate: $120-$150. Jasper52 image

A one-of-a-kind piece in the sale is the Ping-Pong prototype hand-painted satin shirt from the 1970s. The original owner never wore the shirt yet kept it for nearly 50 years (est. $350-$400).

put on your party dress

Prototype Ping-Pong brand hand-painted satin shirt, 1970s. Estimate $350-$400. Jasper52 image

An early 20th century Japanese embroidered and painted silk kimono offered in the sale has a stunning color palette with a beautiful design mix of floral and abstracts (est. $300-$400).

put on your party dress

Early 20th century Japanese embroidered and painted silk kimono. Estimate: $300-$400. Jasper52 image

The Jasper52 auction of vintage couture will begin Tuesday, June 30, at 11 a.m. Eastern.

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