Thursday, May 13, 2010

Weird Wacky Wonderful -Kerry Taylor Auctions

Lot 1010
An unusual cotton romper-suit with Russian `Pravda' newsprint excerpts dated 1989, featuring President Gorbochev, with red buttons to the back
Lot 1240
A pair of Alexander McQueen for Givenchy couture grey and pink kid leather chaps,
Autumn-Winter, 1999, with haute couture and defile labels

Lot 1251
A maid's uniform, 1939, of blue wool with embroidered muslin headband, 2 collars and apron, with note stating `The afternoon uniform of my last house parlour maid, Hilda Edwards, 1939

What I love about auctions are all of the weird wild and wonderful items offered.
In addition to my favs above this auction on May 25 will feature the 1950s-60s Savile Row wardrobe of the actor Richard Todd.. Not for him the sobriety of Mr Todd’s wardrobe. It is a riot of stripes, flowers, kipper ties and velvet. It is one of the grooviest male wardrobes ever to come to auction.
Female fashion ranges from Queen Victoria’s underwear (yes I'm not kidding!), a fab Miyake two tone dress and of course Balenciaga, Biba, Ossie Clark,Thea Porter, YSL Rive Gauche, Jean Paul Gaultier and Chanel.

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