Hindman opens runway for Summer Fashion, Accessories sale July 15-16

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Moschino ‘Sand Pail’ bag, 1990s, blue leather printed with allover beach motif with appliques, matching leather strap and suede lining with drawstring, stamped ‘Moschino.’ Estimate: $300-$400. Hindman image

CHICAGO – Hindman will conduct their Summer Fashion and Accessories auction July 15-16, which features significant collections of Renée Fleming’s performance gowns, Hermés scarves, Karl Lagerfeld and Moschino originals and iconic Halston designs. The auction, which includes nearly 800 lots dating from the 18th Century to today, will begin at 10 a.m. Central time/11 a.m. Eastern both days. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.

Monday’s session will cover Renée Fleming’s performance gowns, Karl Lagerfeld, Halston and more. Tuesday’s session will focus on Hermés scarves, handbags and accessories

“From Lagerfeld, Moschino and Halston’s deeply influential designs to breathtaking pieces worn onstage by opera singer Renée Fleming, this is not one to miss,” said Timothy Long, Hindman’s director and senior specialist of luxury accessories and couture. “Offering a wide variety of pieces and price points, the Summer Fashion and Accessories auction has something for bidders across the board.”

Highlights of the auction include:

Renée Fleming’s Performance Gowns

Featuring a variety of gowns worn by iconic American opera singer Renée Fleming from 2005 to 2017, this collection includes commissions from some of the world’s top designers and couturiers, including John Galliano for Christian Dior, Vivienne Westwood and Gianfranco Ferré. The pieces came to Hindman from the Collection of Renée Fleming to benefit the Renée Fleming foundation.

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Metropolitan Opera costume worn by Renée Fleming for her role as Marschallin in Act III of ‘Der Rosenkravalier’ at the Metropolitan Opera, 2009. Property from the Collection of Renée Fleming, New York, to benefit the Renée Fleming Foundation. Estimate: $3,000-$4,000. Hindman image


The Summer Fashion and Accessories Auction also includes 300 Hermés scarves, which were preserved by a small number of collectors through the decades and features illustrations from Kermit Oliver, Phillippe Ledoux, Zoé Pauwels, Leila Menchari and dozens more. In addition to the scarves, the collection includes many Hermés handbags, including the popular Kelly and Birkin, as well as jewelry and clothing.

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Hermès, Black Constance, 2003, gold-tone textured hardware, single flat shoulder strap, magnetic closure at the front flap, black leather lining, one compartment with two
interior slip pockets, and one zip pocket, with a dustbag. Square ‘G’ blindstamp, stamped Hermès. Estimate: $1,500-$2,500 Hindman image

Karl Lagerfeld

One of the most influential modern fashion designers, Karl Lagerfeld’s prolific career included time with numerous labels including Fendi, Chanel and his own Karl Lagerfeld label. Featuring designs that span his illustrious career, this sale includes a variety of Chanel items, from clothing to bags and unworn shoes, three garments designed under the Karl Lagerfeld label and numerous Fendi bags.

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Karl Lagerfeld scarf, 1980s. Estimate: $100-$150. Hindman image


Known for bold, whimsical designs that often offer satirical commentary on modern culture, Moschino was founded by Franco Moschino in Milan in 1983. Spanning all three of the luxury fashion house’s creative directors, this collection includes a variety of iconic designs including the Life Jacket, Survival Jacket and Barbie Dress.


Roy Frowick Halston was an American fashion designer from Iowa whose draped designs became symbolic of the 1970s disco era. The Summer Fashion and Accessories auction includes three iconic Halston designs, including his famous “Cloud” dress in gray and white sequins.

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Halston ‘Cloud’ Dress, 1973, long white and gray jersey dress printed with clouds and covered with clear sequins, fully lined with white jersey. Estimate: $700-$800. Hindman image

Hindman conducts over 100 auctions annually and appraises thousands of objects throughout the year in addition to handling major single-owner collections. For details contact Hindman’s Chicago headquarters at 312-280-1212.