Vintage Couture Fashion Auctions
A Typical Auction Description
By Pauline Weston Thomas for Fashion-Era.com
Vintage Couture Fashion Auctions
A typical vintage couture fashion auction description notice would be
similar to the one by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers & Appraisers and detailed
auction event in Chicago was last year.
Remember you don't have to go to most auctions to bid, you can bid by
telephone or leave a bid with the auction house by prior arrangement.
At Leslie Hindman, bids may be placed by telephone, by leaving an absentee
form, by bidding live during the auction, or on
Ebay's Live Auction
interactive web site. For an auction such as this one you also have
the option to download a bid form from the website at
www.lesliehindman.com and take
your time to think about your possible bid.
Usually an auction house would advertise a forthcoming vintage couture fashion
auction in venues where interested parties might become aware of the
auction. It may well also email former purchasers and sellers and
those on its regular newsletter. So if you want to have regular notice
of such auctions you need to sign up at auction houses for newsletter
The press notice below details the where, when and what is for sale of this
particular auction. The images are just typical examples of the stock
of lots available at a quality vintage fashion auction. They are a selection
of items from what is a large number of vintage fashion, costume and retro
items all focusing on collectible, desirable, clothing and accessories of an
earlier fashion era.
Vintage Couture, Textiles and Accessories
Typical auction details - this auction now closed.
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago is pleased to
announce a couture and vintage clothing auction on June 21, 2005.
The auction showcases a selection of vintage clothing, accessories,
handbags, and costume jewellery, from designers such as Chanel,
Hermes, Christian Dior, Norell, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, Manolo
Blahnik, Geoffrey Beene, Gucci, Oscar de la Renta, and Pucci among
Highlights from the auction include property worn by
Oprah Winfrey, including a Chanel skirt suit worn by Ms. Winfrey on
The Oprah Winfrey Show, estimated at $300-500, and a Gianfranco Ferre
Ensemble, also worn by Ms. Winfrey on The Oprah Winfrey Show,
estimated at $200-400.
Additional highlights include a Chanel 1950s black
organza short ruffle evening dress with velvet detail estimated to
bring $800-1,200; an Oscar de la Renta 1970s emerald green chiffon
boutique cocktail dress estimated to bring $200-400; a Norell wool
coat, 1960s, estimated to bring $400-600; and a 1950s Ceil Chapman
black silk tulle cocktail dress estimated to bring $200-400.
All images here are courtesy of
are available for auction until June 21 2005. After that time
this page is merely an example of a typical vintage fashion auction
and the variety of items that might be offered.
Hermes Multi Color Kelly Bag, $6,000-8,000
Chanel Jade Poured Resin Earrings,
Mary McFadden Polished Gold Cuff, $200-400
Pucci Beach Tote and Sun Hat,
1970's Oscar de la Renta Boutique Cocktail Dress,
1932 Black Velvet Beaded Evening Gown, (back) $400-600
1960's Christian Dior- New York Wool Coat,
Oscar de la Renta Satin Dress
Chanel Skirt Suit Property worn by Oprah Winfrey
Other highlights include a 1960s tan wool knit A-line
Norell wool coat estimated to bring $400-600; a Louis Vuitton cashmere
mod dress estimated at $200-300; two Vivienne Westwood corset bustiers
estimated at $300-600; a pair of Louis Vuitton pony hair tall boots
estimated to bring $300-600; and a pair of Hermes 1970's burgundy
suede fold-over boots estimated at $500-700
Hermes Kelly Watch, $500-700 Lot 395
Highlights from the accessories session
include an Hermes Kelly watch, Hermes Birkin and Kelly bags, Chanel
costume jewellery including camellia enamel earrings, Kenneth Jay Lane
costume jewellery, a collection of Hermes silk and cashmere scarves, a
French 1950s alligator handbag, sable accessories, and a collection of
Louis Vuitton luggage.
This auction is now closed, but this information
gives an idea of typical viewing times.
Auction Date and Time
Tuesday, June 21, 2005
Tuesday, June 14, 10am - 6pm
Wednesday, June 15, 10am - 6pm
Thursday, June 16, 10am - 7pm
Friday, June 17, 10am - 6pm
Saturday, June 18, 10am - 5 pm
Monday, June 20, 10am - 3pm
Bids may be placed by telephone, by leaving an absentee form, live
during the auction, or on Ebay's Live Auction interactive web site.
You may download a bid form from our website at
www.lesliehindman.com . For
more information, please call 312-280-1212.
122 North Aberdeen Street
Chicago, IL 60607
For more information, please contact Macy
Nyhart at 312-334-4201. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers
122 North Aberdeen Street
Chicago, IL 60607 www.lesliehindman.com
Footnote:- Black belt in the header is a Chanel Black Satin Bow Belt
from the 1990s, $50-100 and is Lot 245. This image is also courtesy of
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