Christie's London will present an auction of 20th Century fashion from a private collector on Thursday, October 30. Even if you can't bid, you should try to attend the preview currently open and ending on the 29th. This will be an opportunity to see fashions from such important designers as Pierre Cardin, Paco Rabanne, Andre Courreges, Rudi Gernreich, Ossie Clark, Vivienne Westwood, Azzedine Alaia, Gianni Versace, and others. You can see the entire auction catalog at Christie's website.
1960's Paco Rabanne leather and aluminum wedding dress:
1960's Yves St. Laurent evening gown:
1960's Pierre Cardin "Satellite" Cape:
1988 Stephen Sprouse dress after Keith Haring:
1987 Jean Paul Gaultier evening gown:
1970's Ossie Clark dress with Celia Birtwell print:
Anyone up for a quick trip to London?