New York Style is an upcoming auction on February 16 that features designer garments, gowns and handbags from three influential women who impacted the professional, philanthropic and artistic communities of New York City and beyond.
As we explored the collections of these remarkable women, unique qualities about their personalities, pastimes and interests revealed themselves.
Within the Elaine Sargent collection we find metallic and sequined garments. As in the gilt decorated skyscrapers of New York and in the air of the city at night, the Sargent collection reminds us of architecture and how one stands out within the sprawling landscape that is New York City.
The above Alexander McQueen black flannel coat from the collection of Elaine Sargent is structured and classically ornate. The curve of an oversized shawl collar atop a sleek and slender base reminds us of the iconic Chrysler Building. The gold beading creates a linear geometric pattern that juts out as in the building’s decorative windows.
The more contemporary New York by Ghery, a deconstructivist construction, features undulating waves of stainless steel that reflect the changing lights of day. Of similar effect is this Chanel Jacquard suit in metallic gold.