NEW YORK – Fashions change sometimes at the blink of an eye. Yet, classic styles and legendary designer influence can often be timeless. Examples of this enduring quality are on view in the Aug. 14 online-only Designer Fashion auction hosted by Jasper52. Each of the lots in this assorted, fully curated, no-reserve sale opens for bidding at $1.
Absentee and Internet live bidding is available exclusively through LiveAuctioneers.com.
The influence of fashion on culture and culture on fashion is clearly evident in the last century. The first lot of this auction is a key example of this. Lot 1 (pictured above) provides the winning bidder with the opportunity to own a jacket suit created by Battistoni Roma, a famed Italian boutique whose clientele has included Elizabeth Taylor, Francis F. Coppola and Sophia Loren. The jacket suit includes a classic red, white and black blocking jacket, and a black and white sleeveless pencil dress. A bold and stylish twist on the “little black dress,” this vintage selection enters at $75-$100.
Bracelets are accessories that allow a variety of people to enjoy stylish fashion choices. Lot 30, a silver-tone bracelet (below) with pink, burgundy and tan faceted rhinestones, from renowned designer Jean Paul Gaultier is estimated at $180-$240.
Following suit is Lot 39, an equally versatile gold tone metal stick lapel hat pin (below). Made in Italy by the multifaceted designer Salvatore Ferragamo, the lapel hat stick pin measures 3 1/4 inches long. Its estimate is a conservative $15-$20.
Lot 18, a tan Hermes shoulder bag (below) with brass hardware, circa 1960s, is one of more than 10 bags offered in the Aug. 14 sale. The bag, which has an estimate of $735-$980, includes an interior lining made of lambskin. Hermes handbags are among the most sought-after on the secondary market today. Earlier this year, a white crocodile skin bag made by Hermes sold for more than $300,000 at auction.
Another familiar fashion brand that is well represented in this auction is Gucci. Near the conclusion of the auction is Lot 51, a seldom-seen Gucci black leather jewelry box/case. The case (below), which measures 2 inches by 7 1/2 inches x 5 1/4 inches, is a unique option for storing a myriad of items. With metal horse-bit hardware and a built-in Swiss-made watch, it is an accessory rich in character.
In addition to these selections, additional handbags, vintage garments of clothing and accessories round out this 48-lot sale.
Each of the items in this fully curated sale opens for bidding at $1.