Passion for Fashion

Passion for Fashion

Date: Tue, 8th Dec 2020 14:00 GMT+1/BST
Catalogue: Download PDF catalogue
Lots: 297

PASSION FOR FASHION

At long last the eagerly awaited P4F Auction is here, and we have a great selection of historically important and just incredibly beautiful fashion with which to tempt you.

We are honoured to present 24 lots from THE SANDY SCHREIER COLLECTION. Sandy’s fashion collection is legendary; the Metropolitan Museum describes it as ‘One of the greatest private collections of 20th century fashion’, and they should know. Click here for more detail.

WE’RE GOING GAGA FOR FASHION! For the first time in the UK, two extraordinary ensembles worn by this musical superstar are going under the hammer. Designed by Russian-born but British-based artist - Karina Akopyan.  Click here for more details.

THE LAST QUEEN OF MADAGASCAR:  We present fashion, accessories, photographs and ephemera relating to Queen Ranavalona III and Princess Ramisindrazana. Click here for more details.

BALLETS RUSSES.  Lavish costumes designed by leading Russian artists Natalia Goncharova and Leon Bakst for the legendary impresario Serge Diaghilev (see lots 52-56). Click here for more details.

CRISTOBAL BALENCIAGA - ‘The Master of Haute Couture’: 27 fine lots includes  an important group belonging to one of Balenciaga’s ex-models - Francine Chouraki, Señora Francine García-Trevijano, wife of the anti-Franco republican lawyer, philosopher and multi-millionaire Antonio García-Trevijano. She worked as the House model for Balenciaga in Madrid before making her advantageous marriage in the early 1960s (see lots 115, 117 to 133).

MENSWEAR to tempt the inner dandy in men everywhere – dating from the late 18th century to 2000, including a fine embroidered court suit, the final part of the John Cowell collection and gangster Al (Scarface) Capone’s autographed spats!

CHRISTIAN DIOR & JOHN GALLIANO Museum quality pieces include Christian Dior haute couture Spanish-inspired black velvet dress, 1948-49, (lot 91); the rare Trapeze line dress from Saint-Laurent’s first collection as head of the fashion house, S/S 1958 (lot 103), to the tulle confection in shades of café au lait by John Galliano (his last haute couture collection for Dior), 'René Gruau' collection, S/S 2011 (lot 226).

AVANT GARDE FASHION: numerous examples include: a rare Paco Rabanne 'Armour' dress, 1967, with photo of the original owner (lot 148); a rare Alexander McQueen silver gauze ‘Armour’ dress, 'The Hunger' collection, S/S 1996 (lot 223); a rare Martin Margiela 'Retrospective Doll' collection ensemble, S/S 1996 (lot 264).

ROYAL FASHION. As market leaders in the sale of Princess Diana-related material we are proud to present original Elizabeth Emanuel ink sketches for some of Diana’s most important Emanuels creations, including the famous 1981 wedding dress – lots 170-176. Continuing the theme of Royalty – we offer Queen Victoria’s nightie and stockings. She would not be amused! (lots 47,48)

Enjoy!

Lot 1 - An Hermès Ardennes leather Sac Doggy Medor cross-body bag, 1990s

Sold for £400

Buyer's premium: 25% (exclusive of VAT)

Lot 3 - An Hermès cherry-red epsom leather Bolide bag, 1994

Sold for £900

Buyer's premium: 25% (exclusive of VAT)

Lot 4 - An Hermès gold epsom leather Kelly Sellier 32, 1994

Sold for £3,200

Buyer's premium: 25% (exclusive of VAT)

Lot 5 - A rare Hermès mini Kelly 20, 1992

Sold for £11,000

Buyer's premium: 25% (exclusive of VAT)

Lot 12 - A Chanel contrasting monochrome tweed suit, Pre-Fall 2017

Sold for £700

Buyer's premium: 25% (exclusive of VAT)

Lot 13 - A Chanel sequinned black fantasy-tweed dress, Autumn-Winter 2017-18

Sold for £750

Buyer's premium: 25% (exclusive of VAT)

Lot 14 - A Chanel black silk and spandex blend dress, Spring-Summer 1999

Sold for £460

Buyer's premium: 25% (exclusive of VAT)

Lot 15 - A Chanel couture oatmeal and ivory tweed suit, 1969

Sold for £700

Buyer's premium: 25% (exclusive of VAT)

Lot 16 - A Chanel couture yellow bouclé wool and fox fur coat, mid 1970s

Sold for £340

Buyer's premium: 25% (exclusive of VAT)

Lot 17 - A Chanel couture grey-pink tweed suit, 1960

Sold for £850

Buyer's premium: 25% (exclusive of VAT)

Lot 20 - A Chanel couture gold brocatelle cocktail ensemble gold suit, 1962

Sold for £6,500

Buyer's premium: 25% (exclusive of VAT)

Lot 21 - A de Carlis reversible golden sable coat, 1980s

Sold for £500

Buyer's premium: 25% (exclusive of VAT)

Lot 22 - A Christian Dior knitted black mink coat, 1990s

Sold for £440

Buyer's premium: 25% (exclusive of VAT)

Lot 23 - Three de Carlis knitted mink coats/cardigans, 1990s-2000s

Sold for £300

Buyer's premium: 25% (exclusive of VAT)

Lot 24 - An Hermès 'Plume' print by Henri de Linarès bodice and scarf, 1950s

Sold for £190

Buyer's premium: 25% (exclusive of VAT)

Lot 29 - A fine embroidered needle portrait of King Charles II, circa 1660

Sold for £1,500

Buyer's premium: 25% (exclusive of VAT)

Lot 30 - A rare Peele & Simpson toll handkerchief, 1769

Sold for £700

Buyer's premium: 25% (exclusive of VAT)

Lot 32 - Rare French Revolutionary cockades, late 18th century

Sold for £1,300

Buyer's premium: 25% (exclusive of VAT)

Lot 33 - A good gentleman's court dress, French, circa 1800

Sold for £3,800

Buyer's premium: 25% (exclusive of VAT)

Lot 34 - A gentleman's finely-embroidered tailcoat, 1780s

Sold for £1,600

Buyer's premium: 25% (exclusive of VAT)

Lot 35 - An Indian embroidered muslin gown, circa 1805

Sold for £550

Buyer's premium: 25% (exclusive of VAT)

Lot 36 - A Spitalfields peacock-blue silk stole, 1810-20

Sold for £480

Buyer's premium: 25% (exclusive of VAT)

Lot 37 - A fine Spitalfields ivory silk stole, 1810-20

Sold for £420

Buyer's premium: 25% (exclusive of VAT)

Lot 38 - A magenta-striped cotton day dress, late 1830s-early 1840s

Sold for £700

Buyer's premium: 25% (exclusive of VAT)

Lot 39 - An ivory silk bonnet and bridal headdress, circa 1845

Sold for £550

Buyer's premium: 25% (exclusive of VAT)

Lot 40 - A rare pair of printed and painted satin garters, 1820s

Sold for £1,300

Buyer's premium: 25% (exclusive of VAT)

Lot 41 - A fine gentleman's linen shirt, circa 1810

Sold for £650

Buyer's premium: 25% (exclusive of VAT)

Lot 43 - A gentleman's shirt, 1840-50

Sold for £200

Buyer's premium: 25% (exclusive of VAT)

Lot 44 - A rare gentleman's part wedding ensemble, circa 1850

Sold for £1,400

Buyer's premium: 25% (exclusive of VAT)