September 9th, 2020- Historical Clothing & Vintage Couture

  • September 9th, 2020
  • Preview: August 2020 by Appointment
  • Online from our Studio
  • Bellows Falls, Vermont

Our September Historic Clothing & Vintage Couture auction will bring to you, in the comfort of your own home, office or studio, an array of vintage treasure never before offered for sale. As always, our catalog features historic costume spanning three centuries, rare textiles & accessories from museums, estates and private collections across the country.

We are particularly delighted to bring you an outstanding and incredibly rare collection of gowns by Italian couturiers Roberto Capucci, Irene Galitzine, Valentino and Emilio Schuberth. This collection includes a hand painted gown from Valentino's legendary "White Collection" for Spring/Summer 1968 in which he debuted his signature "V" logo. 

Other featured items include early couture gems include pieces by Charles Fredrick Worth, dresses & day wear by Irene, Balmain, Adrian, Mainbocher, Christian Dior, Bonnie Cashin, Courreges, Irene, Suzy Perette, Lilli Ann, numerous Victorian and Edwardian gowns, beaded 1920's dresses and an iconic Alvin Duskin peace symbol bikini. We are also pleased to bring you a bodice worn by Lady Selina Hastings in "The Child in Fashion" by legendary fashion historian Doris Langley Moore.

Also included in this sale are Chinese robes, traditional clothing and textiles from around the globe, designer coats, hats & lingerie, Victorian gowns, bathing costumes & great finds from every era of the 19th & 20th centuries.