Spring Couture and Designer Collections at Two Upcoming Auctions  

Spring Couture and Designer Collections at Two Upcoming Auctions

Gold Togo Birkin
Fortuny Delphos

Spring Collections Include Fortuny, Callot Soeurs, Chanel, Norman Norell, Paco Rabanne, Hermes and Numerous Others at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers' Series of Luxury Accessories and Couture Auctions

Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will conduct two sales of curated couture and luxury accessories for the upcoming spring season. The April 5 Luxury Accessories and Couture auction will include over 150 lots spanning from the 1920s onward by iconic designers. Starting March 27 and running through April 7 is a timed online only sale, Spring Staples, which will feature everyday couture from Hermes scarves to costume jewelry.


The April 5 auction includes numerous Hermes handbags in bright colors such as a gold Birkin handbag with an estimate of $9,000 ­ 11,000 and an orange Kelly estimated at $7,000 ­ 8,000. Additional handbags by Chanel, Judith Leiber, Bottega Veneta and others will be offered in the sale.


Two Fortuny gowns will be featured including an aqua “Delphos” gown from the 1920s with Venetian glass bead embellishment and of the designer’s signature hand pleated silk. It has a presale estimate of $1,000 ­ 2,000.


A 1965 paper dress after Andy Warhol, known as the Souper Dress, will be offered with a presale estimate of $1,500 ­ 2,500. Clad in Warhol’s Campbell’s soup print, the dress was once owned by any employee of Campbell’s that worked at the original soup factory. From another “pop” era is a John Galliano newsprint dress that will be offered at $500 ­ 600 and several Paco Rabanne chainmail designs such as a purse, bracelet and belt.


Additional highlights include an Issey Miyake pleated jacket circa 1980s, similar to one housed at the MET ($500 ­ 700), a Norman Norell mermaid gown, one of the designer’s most iconic designs, in green sequins ($2,000 ­ 3,000) and a Chanel pink and orange python suit ($600 ­ 800).


The separate, timed online only sale, running from March 27 ­ April 7, will also feature colorful property curated for its spring appeal. Singular items at accessible price points will include clothing, accessories, handbags and costume jewelry. The timed sale will be conducted on Bidsquare at bidsquare.com.


Previews for both sales will open Saturday, April 1 in Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ Chicago saleroom. The April 5 live auction will be conducted in the saleroom and online at LHLive and Bidsquare, and the catalogue is currently available online at lesliehindman.com

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