Vintage Couture at Christies

5 November 2012

This November, Christie’s presents VINTAGE COUTURE, a series of carefully curated auctions launching across both Christie’s live and online auction platforms. Offering glamorous dresses, important fashion pieces, wearable designs and luxury handbags, the first in the series will comprise a live auction (at which lots will be accessible to both internet and real-time bids) to be held on 29 November at 10.30am, and an online-only auction will be held in tandem, over a two-week period. All items on offer will be available to browse at Christie’s in South Kensington from 24 to 28 November 2012.

The sale is led by the glamorous Lanvin wardrobe of Catalina Barcena, Spain’s foremost actress of the Golden Age of Hollywood. Comprising around 30 pieces, including many timeless and wearable designs, the collection also presents her designer stage costumes for the first time at auction, including her characteristic pannier dresses.

The accompanying online-only auction of will feature luxury handbag designs by Hermès and Chanel. Including the famously popular ‘Birkin’ and ‘Kelly’ bags in a wide range of colours, as well as Chanel’s signature quilted bags, both vintage and modern tastes will be met with this eclectic offering of must-have indulgent accessories.

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