June 28th, 2023 - Summer Solstice Treasures

  • Augusta Auction Studio, Bellows Falls, VT
  • Bellows Falls, Vermont 05101

Our first annual Summer Solstice Treasures auction is in full bloom with spectacular vintage couture and historical fashion finds. The flurry of new-to-market treasures from numerous museums, historical societies and a select few private collections is sure to have something for every sartorial enthusiast.  Highlight of this sale include:

  • A couture Christian Dior by Marc Bohan evening gown, c. 1983
  • A Madame Grès cocktail dress with croquis, A/W 1984
  • An extensive collection of James Galanos & early Emilio Pucci from The Museum at FIT 
  • A stenciled Gallenga wall hanging originally installed in the Italian Pavilion at the Exposition International des Arts Decoratifs et Industriels, Paris, 1925
  • Clothing from The Estate of Doris Duke & The Newport Restoration Foundation
  • Historical costume, ethnographic textiles & costumes from The Ohio State University Historic Costume & Textiles Collection

Other exceptional items include vintage wearables by Alexander McQueen, Pierre Cardin, Chanel, Geoffrey Beene, Lanvin, Fendi, Halston, Comme des Garçons Bonnie Cashin, Bob Mackie, Galanos, Jean Patou and Balmain.

As always our sales continue to offer an unparalleled selection of Victorian & Edwardian day, evening & visiting gowns, corsets, lingerie & foundations, traditional clothing & textiles from around the globe, early 20th opera coats & capes, beaded & lame' 1920s & 1930s evening garments, 20th designer coats, evening & day wear, hats, gloves & handbags and an extensive variety of 20th C galalith & bakelite jewelry.