Thursday, September 3, 2009

Kerry Taylor Auctions Marit Allen Wardrobe

Auction: Tuesday 15th September at 10.30am

Marit’s personal wardrobe from the 1960s-1990s is included in this auction and these designers and photographers are well represented. The clothes range from the John Bates futuristic silver vinyl and white cotton wedding ensemble she wore when she married film producer Sandy Lieberson in 1966, through the hippy chic 70s (her three children were also dressed in the latest Biba fashions see lot 43) to Alaia of the 80s and Jean Paul Gaultier, Comme des Garcons and Prada of the 90s. The latter part of the auction is devoted to costume, accessories, fabrics and trimmings used and collected for her second career as film costume designer. There is also an extensive library of dress-related and photographic books which are useful to both fashion historians, costumiers and film buffs alike.

Here are two of my personal favorites a reasonably priced Kansai Yamamoto top (Lot 22) and an extraordinary Bill Gibb ensemble (Lot 25) which is a must have for any collector.

A full online catalog of this amazing and diverse collection can be found at

You may also contact me directly if you have any vintage or modern pieces that you would like to have considered for major textile and clothing auctions.

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