December 7th, 2022 - Decades of Decadence

  • Wednesday December 7th at 11 am
  • Preview: By Appointment
  • Augusta Auction Studio, Bellows Falls, VT
  • Bellows Falls, Vermont 05101

Our annual December Decades of Decadence auction marks the advent of the Holiday Season with spectacular vintage fashion finds. 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 numerous museums, historical societies and a select few private collections.  This sale includes:

  • Couture Paquin summer evening cape, 1915
  • Dior New York bronze brocade evening gown, 1955
  • An extensive collection of Missoni & early Emilio Pucci from The Museum at FIT 
  • A pair of pants from Vivienne Westwood and Malcom McLaren's 1981 Pirate Collection 
  • 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 pelisse from The Ohio State University Historic Costumes & Textiles Collection, Fortuny textiles as well as vintage wearables by Mainbocher, Ceil Chapman, YSL, Lanvin, Cardin, Halston, Liberty, Bonnie Cashin, Lea Stein, Shultz, Pavone, Bob Mackie, Galanos, Gustav Beer and Adrian.

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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