While spring high-fashion season in New York and Paris may be over, it’s just beginning in Chicago. On Tuesday, March 19, Johnson Publishing Company, the curator of the African-American lifestyle – past, present and future, will showcase exclusive garments from the iconic EBONY Fashion Fair Show in a spring auction. Conducted by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers, this public auction will feature 749 garments from revered designers including pieces by Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Missoni, Emanuel Ungaro, Emilio Pucci, Chloé and countless others.
The highly coveted designer selections from the auction include a red chiffon Bill Blass evening gown with black lace and beading; a purple Christian Dior organza evening gown with a stole; a Givenchy evening gown made with black velvet lace and feathers; and a Paco Rabanne evening ensemble made with black feathers and lace.
Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ auctions are free and open to the public. Previews are scheduled on the following dates:
Saturday, March 16 10am-3pm
Sunday, March 17 12pm-4pm
Monday, March 18 10am-5pm
The auction catalogue and live biddings is also avaliable online at www.lesliehindman.com.
ABOUT Johnson Publishing
Johnson Publishing Company, LLC, founded by John H. and Eunice W. Johnson in 1942, is the leading African-American media publisher. Headquartered in Chicago, with New York and London offices, the Company publishes EBONY and JET, ranked No. 1 and No. 3, respectively, among Black American magazines, and owns Fashion Fair Cosmetics, a global prestige cosmetics brand for Black Women launched in 1973. Johnson Publishing operated the Ebony Fashion Fair, the world’s largest touring fashion show, until 2009; it raised more than $55 million for scholarships and various charitable causes. Additional information about Johnson Publishing Company, LLC is available at www.johnsonpublishing.com.