Tuesday, April 01, 2003

Doyle New York to Hold Highly Anticipated Auction of Vintage Dresses, Costume Jewelry and Accessories

(Norman Norrell)

Doyle New York Celebrates 20 Years of Vintage Fashion at Auction: 1983–2003:
NEW YORK (PRESS RELEASE) – On Wednesday, April 9 at 10am, Doyle New York will hold an auction of Couture, Accessories and Textiles offering hundreds of creations by the world’s most famed couturiers. In addition to an extensive selection of dresses, suits and ensembles, the sale will include important costume jewelry, handbags and accessories, as well as a selection of American, European and Asian textiles. The public is invited to the exhibition on view from Saturday, April 5 through Monday, April 7. Doyle is located at 175 East 87th Street in Manhattan.

Among the distinguished designers represented in the auction are Chanel, John Galliano, Yves St. Laurent, Gucci, Christian Dior, Givenchy, Valentino, Emilio Pucci, Pierre Balmain, Pauline Trigère, Fortuny, Norman Norell, Courrèges, Geoffrey Beene, Galanos and Worth

In 1983, Doyle New York pioneered the evaluation and appreciation of important vintage couture with the auction of the couture collection of socialite Hope Hampton. Since then Doyle has grown to become the world’s premier auctioneer of vintage couture and accessories. Fashion designers, Hollywood celebrities, museum curators, film producers and prominent social figures eagerly anticipate Doyle’s semiannual sales. Last fall, luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue celebrated the enduring artistry of couture in the windows of its flagship store showcasing gowns from Doyle New York’s auction, and by co-hosting a series of Vintage Couture Caravan appraisal days at Saks stores in New York, Chicago, Houston and Beverly Hills.

Linda Donague, 212-427-4141, ext. 208, couture@DoyleNewYork.com

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