antique Lot 152

Passion for Fashion

18th June 2018

Our Passion for Fashion sale includes the uniquely individual wardrobe of the late Renate Hirsch-Giacomuzzi - a German-born beauty who loved to dress up, be it on the front row of a couture show, a grand ball, a ski slope or even to visit to visit the local supermarket. She was forever the epitome of glamour.

Our 17th- 18th century section includes exquisite English needlework including a fine pair of 1630s-40s men’s gloves, originally belonging to the Carr family of Eshott Hall, Northumberland. Rebecca Ann Colt, who married into this family in 1767, embroidered a pair of pocket books as a girl in America and these are also being sold, together with fascinating letters and marriage certificate which relate her rather tragic life story.

We have superb haute couture and cutting-edge fashion from every decade of the 20th century including Lucile, Lanvin, a rare Chanel ribbon dress from 1926, an early Balenciaga lace dress from the late 1930s, Dior worn by Olivia de Havilland, Givenchy worn by Audrey Hepburn as well as Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Balmain, Jean Louis Scherrer, Alexander McQueen and Rei Kawakubo to name but a few. Another rarity is a volume of Maison Givenchy croquis for the Spring-Summer haute couture 1953 collection, the second ever collection, which records 117 fabulous creations, many of them named after fruit or vegetables!

Our celebrity section includes the Duke of Wellington’s trousers and vest (which are being sold on the 203rd anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo). Our British Royal Family are well represented with a pink coat worn in 1927 by H.M. the Queen as a baby, as well as matching outfits worn by herself and Princess Margaret as children. Princess Margaret’s wafting chiffon Thea Porter kaftan and others of printed silk were signature looks of hers. Not so restricted by protocols her sister she was able to get into the swing of 60s fashion as illustrated by this collection.

Renowned hair stylist Sam McKnight opens his wardrobe to reveal superb bespoke creations for him by Vivienne Westwood being sold in aid Beauty Banks and Cool Earth charities.

We look forward to seeing you or hearing from you! 

Auction: Monday 18th June at 10.30am
10.30am: Session 1, Lots 1 to 164
2pm: Session 2, Lots 165 to end of sale 

Venue: 249-253 Long Lane, Bermondsey, London, SE1 4PR

Viewing:
Friday 15th June, 9-5pm
Sunday 17th June, 11-4pm

Session One: 10.30am, Lots 1 to 164
Lots 1 to 62: Accessories, Luxury Brands, and Fur featuring the Renate Giamcomuzzi collection (lots 11 to 61)
Lots 63 to 94: 1700s-1800s
Lots 95 to 164: 1900s-1950s

Session Two: 2pm, Lots 165 to end of sale
Lots 165 to 207: Celebrity and Royalty
Lots 208 to 281: 1960s-70s
Lots 282 to 336: 1980s-2000s featuring the Sam McKnight collection (lots 304 to 312)
Lots 337 to 355: Jean Louis Scherrer archive
Lots 356 to 368: Japanese designers

Purchasers will be charged a buyer’s premium which for lots up to £50,000, is 25% of the hammer price. For lots selling for above £50,000, the buyer’s premium is 20% of the hammer price. The premium is subject to VAT at the prevailing rate.

Auction: Monday 18th June at 10.30am
10.30am: Session 1, Lots 1 to 164
2pm: Session 2, Lots 165 to end of sale 

Venue: 249-253 Long Lane, Bermondsey, London, SE1 4PR

Viewing:
Friday 15th June, 9-5pm
Sunday 17th June, 11-4pm

 

Purchasers will be charged a buyer’s premium which for lots up to £50,000, is 25% of the hammer price. For lots selling for above £50,000, the buyer’s premium is 20% of the hammer price. The premium is subject to VAT at the prevailing rate.

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An Hermès white clemence leather Picotin Lock 22 bag, 2014

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A Chanel quilted black leather backpack, circa 1992

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An Hermès Double Sens clemence leather tote bag, 2013

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An Hermès black box leather mini Constance bag, 1994

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Two Hermès lacquered 'Assam Bois' bangles, modern

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A Chanel leather belt, early 1990s

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A rare pair of Chanel leather 'combat' boots, Autumn-Winter 1992-93

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A Chanel orange and black wool suit, early 1990s

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Two Hermès lacquered 'Assam Bois' bangles, modern

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Two Hermès lacquered 'Assam Bois' bangles, modern

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A Versace 'Snap Out Of It' white and metallic leather handbag, probably 2007

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A Versace 'Snap Out Of It' black patent leather handbag, probably 2007

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A Chanel white quilted leather handbag, 1980s

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A Chanel quilted beige leather handbag, 1980s

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A Louis Vuitton monogrammed leather vanity case, probably 1990s

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A Louis Vuitton monogrammed leather speedy, circa 2005

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A Louis Vuitton monogrammed leather hatbox, probably 1990s

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A Louis Vuitton monogrammed leather hatbox, probably 1990s

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A Louis Vuitton monogrammed leather hatbox, probably 1990s

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A Louis Vuitton monogrammed leather hard-sided small suitcase, probably 1990s

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A Louis Vuitton monogrammed leather hard-sided suitcase, probably 1990s

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A Louis Vuitton monogrammed leather shoe trunk/suitcase, probably 1990s

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A Louis Vuitton monogrammed leather hard-sided suitcase, probably 1990s

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Two Louis Vuitton monogrammed leather hard-sided suitcases, probably 1990s

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Three Louis Vuitton monogrammed leather soft-sided travel bags, circa 1990

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A group of Louis Vuitton monogrammed leather luggage and accessories, 1990s

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A Louis Vuitton Sac Plat of monogrammed leather, probably 1980s

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A Louis Vuitton monogrammed leather vanity case, probably 1980s

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A Gianni Versace rhinestone encrusted and quilted satin ensemble, circa 1991

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Three colourful Versace ensembles, 1990s

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A Chanel forest-green alpaca-wool oversized coat, early 1990s

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A Chanel navy bouclé mid-length coat, 1990s