Largest Valentino Collecion to Be Auctioned  

Largest Valentino Collecion to Be Auctioned

Largest Collection of Vintage and Custom Valentino to be Auctioned from the Extensive Collection of Adele Bergreen

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will conduct an auction on December 9 of the largest collection of Valentino to hit the block. The collection includes over 200 Valentino garments from the collection of Adele Bergreen, a personal friend of and lawyer for the designer.

 

After graduating from Vassar College in 1944, Adele Gabel attended Yale Law School and became the first woman to graduate from the program. Following her time at Yale, Adele met and married Morris Bergreen. Together they started a family and opened the law firm Bergreen & Bergreen in the early 1950s.

 

By the 1960s the Bergreen’s law practice expanded to represent Italian businesses, including Valentino. Mrs. Bergreen, fluent in Italian, accompanied her husband on working trips to Italy where she chronicled in her travel diary their frequent visits to Valentino’s salon in Rome.

 

During this time the Bergreens became close friends with Valentino, and Adele’s affinity for the Italian people, culture and style is clearly reflected in her fashion sense.  Mrs. Bergeen would often collaborate with Valentino on custom ensembles, sending sketches and comments back and forth through Rome’s postal service. As both a client and friend of Valentino she wore his couture and ready-to-wear lines almost exclusively.

 

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will offer Mrs. Bergreen’s collection of the designer’s looks at auction on December 9. Highlights include a red and lace dress estimated at $700/900, a cream silk floral gown with a presale estimate of $400/600 and numerous other gowns and dresses of both traditional and unique patterns and fabrics, all Valentino. A selection of Valentino jackets and coats will also be available in various cuts and colors. The collection is representative of an entire wardrobe.

 

In addition to the Bergreen collection, Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will be conducting an auction of Luxury Accessories and Costume Jewelry on December 8. The sale is “Luxe Holiday” and caters to both the gifting and collecting crowds this holiday season. The sale includes a large selection of designer handbags, designer costume jewelry and a collection of furs, all at a range of price points. The auction will be a timed-auction with open bidding on Bidsquare from December 2 through December 8. A portion of the sale will be conducted as a live auction, which begins at 5pm on December 8 at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ Chicago saleroom.

 

Auction Schedule

The Adele Bergreen Couture Collection

1338 West Lake Street

Chicago, Illinois 60607

Wednesday, December 9 | 12 PM CT

 

LUXE HOLIDAY: Luxury Accessories and Costume Jewelry

1338 West Lake Street

Chicago, Illinois 60607

Online only: Wednesday, December 2 – Tuesday, December 8 | Bidsquare

Live auction: Tuesday, December 8 | 5PM CT


Contact

Anne Forman | 312.334.4222 | anneforman@lesliehindman.com

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