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Parisian Insights: Costume and Textile Auction

I am preparing a conference I will be participating to on the 13th February at the Chateau de Versailles – a conference about Marie Antoinette’s influence on contemporary fashion. Among the two other speakers will be Severine Experton-Dard, a textile and fashion expert that closely collaborates with a Parisian auctioneer, Thierry de Maigret. When I first met Severine, not only did we talk about our …

Parisian Insights: Vintage Fashion at Auction

I had already talked about a fashion auction here when I had reviewed the Elsa Schiaparelli exposition at Christies. I had intended to post today an article about the Sonia Delaunay exhibition held at The Musée d’Art Moderne but my attention was caught last week by the announcement of a major vintage and contemporary fashion auction held until today at Millon & Associés and I …

Parisian Insights: Christie’s and Elsa Schiaparelli’s Personal Collection

We are certainly enjoying a Schiaparelli moment: following the revival of the couture house by Diego della Valle seconded by Farida Khelfa and Marco Zanini and the Prada/Schiaparelli exhibition held at the MET in 2012, the auction house, Christie’s has organised an exceptional sale of her personal collection in Paris, on the 23rd January 2014. Marisa Berenson, the granddaughter of the iconic 1930s fashion designer …

Spotlight on: Amy Winehouse’s Dress at Auction

Last week, on November 29th, Kerry Taylor Auctions sold the dress worn by the late Amy Winehouse on the cover of her album Back to Black for £43,200 ($68,000). The dress, designed by British boutique label Disaya, was donated by the designer to Amy’s father, and all the profits from the sale will aid the establishment of The Amy Winehouse Foundation, to aid young people …

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