Leslie Hindman to sell Milwaukee fashionista’s collection April 21-22

Hermes green leather Kelly bag, 1990,12 1/2 x 9 x 4 1/2 inches. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers image.

CHICAGO – The Milwaukee division of Leslie Hindman Auctioneers discovered a trove of vintage designer fashion that will be included in the auction house’s spring Luxury Accessories and Vintage Fashion sale on April 21 and 22. LiveAuctioneers.com will provide absentee and Internet live bidding.

Stanley and Shirley Kritzik were married and lived in Milwaukee for 50 years. Mrs. Kritzik was raised in Iowa, but her impeccable eye for fashion was not compromised by her long distance relationship to trendsetting cities. Her collection is remarkable for its scope, and her clear sense of style tells the story of a Midwesterner with a pulse on the major metropolises of America from the 1960s and beyond.

Kritzik maintained her slim figure from her wedding day until her death, which only promoted her habit of keeping everything. Leslie Hindman specialists viewed nearly 1,000 garments including iconic vintage Pucci, Halston, Bill Blass and Geoffrey Beene.

“Shirley was a woman who appreciated taste, style and culture, and she was always a role model in style and fashion to those who knew her,” said her husband. A fine example is this Emilio Pucci silk print hostess pajama ensemble, which is expected to fetch $300-$500.

One of the Oscar de la Renta lots is this purple print chiffon dress from the 1970s, which has a $200-$400 estimate.

From a Palm Beach, Fla. estate is this Chanel navy, white and pink reversible cotton tweed skirt suit, skirt size 40, top size 44. Estimate: $300-$500.

Out of the 1980s comes an Atelier Versace multicolored print jacquard reversible jacket, which has a $300-$500 estimate.

A Barry Kieselstein-Cord sterling gilt Celestial Sun belt buckle with an interchangeable brown alligator belt strap and a black alligator belt strap has a $300-$500 estimate.

Marshall Field Co. in Chicago retailed this Louis Vuitton Vuittonite steamer trunk 100 years ago. The rare trunk, which measures 44in x 22in x 22in, carries a $5,000-$7,000 estimate.

For details contact Leslie Hindman Auctioneers at 312-280-1212.

View the fully illustrated catalog and register to bid absentee or live via the Internet as the sale is taking place by logging on to www.LiveAuctioneers.com.