Couture Capsule Collections for Spring Fashion  

Couture Capsule Collections for Spring Fashion

bill blass
newsprint shift dress

Capsule Collections Bring Boho, Floral and Body Con Sessions to Leslie Hindman Auctioneers' Spring Couture Auction

The April 7 Luxury Accessories and Couture auction at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers brings a focused approach to spring fashion. The 510 lot collection focuses on both timeless and trending styles for the upcoming season that range from international design to historic fashions and from conservative attire to runway garments.


Various sessions focus on individual designers such as Oscar de la Renta. The April 7 sale will feature over 30 lots of the designer with highlights such as an Oscar de la Renta black and white embroidered strapless gown ($200 – 400) and a chartreuse silk dress with embroidered and large stone details ($200 – 300). Three Andre Courreges dresses will be available, all in black and white, including a white short sleeve dress with black ribbon trim estimated at $200 – 400.


Aside from designer names, the auction will offer a variety of feminine dresses and spring colors suitable for seasonal events and galas. Examples include a Bill Blass pale pink single shoulder gown ($200 – 400) and a Carolina Herrera cream silk polka dot strapless gown ($300 – 500). While curated sections by designer and style drive the sale, garments with historic and cultural connections are also among highlights.


Costume designer Helen Rose who worked for MGM studios designed a hand beaded dress with pressed pleats that will be up for sale. The 1960’s rose peach evening gown is estimated at $300 – 600 and labeled Helen Rose.


The Mondrian collection by Yves Saint Laurent is arguably the designer’s most iconic; inspired by a Mondrian painting he bought. A Mondrian dress will be available, estimated at $4,000 – 6,000, that was previously owned by an important client who asked the designer to customize the gown by adding sleeves, making this already iconic garment more unique.


A 1920’s Mariano Fortuny apricot “Delphos” gown is a historic highlight that represents the designer’s opposition to restrictive undergarments. Fortuny is known for sending women down the runway sans undergarments, or even shoes, and the gown for sale, made of pleated silk, would have been unabashed for its time. It carries a presale estimate of $300 – 500.


Also of historic interest is a black and white newspaper dress circa 1967. During the age of the space race, paper companies such as Scott found themselves making paper garments for a population that believed they would soon be living on the moon, without the ability to do laundry. Consumers were able to purchase these packaged garments at locations such as grocery stores. One example of this quirky fashion trend is estimated at $100 – 200.


With culturally significant garments scattered throughout, the April 7 Luxury Accessories and Couture auction is highly curated for the spring season offering capsule collections across time periods, designers and styles such as bohemian, conservative and body con. The diverse yet focus sale offers an easy to navigate shopping experience for bidders both online and in the saleroom.



April 7, 2016 10 AM CT


April 3 – April 6


Anne Forman: 312.334.4222 |

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