September 14th 2022- Annual Autumnal Elegance 

  • September 14 at 11AM EST
  • Preview: Now until sale date - Call for Private Appointment
  • Augusta Auction Studio, Bellows Falls, VT
  • Bellows Falls, Vermont 05101

Our annual Autumnal Elegance Auction marks a welcome change of seasons here in New England towards cooler weather and even cooler vintage fashion. This fast-paced flurry of vintage, historical clothing, rare textiles and accessories is sure to have something for every sartorial enthusiast. New-to-market treasures from many museums, historical societies and a select few private collections.  This sale includes:

  • A Callot Soeurs Evening Gown, c. 1905
  • A rare documented Paquin Evening Cape, A/W 1924-1925
  • 20th C designer & couture from Sam Houston State University
  • An extensive collection of Missoni & early Emilio Pucci from The Museum at FIT 
  • Historical & important 20th C stage costumes from The Collection of A.T. Jones & Sons
  • Accessories, textiles & 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: 19th & early 20th C corsets, a Regency Era evening gown, and works by YSL, Jeanne Lanvin, Christian Lacroix, Gianni Versace, Chanel, Hermes, Thierry Mugler, Bonnie Cashin, Lea Stein, Shultz, Courreges, Pavone, Bob Mackie, Galanos and Lilli Ann.

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. 

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