ABOUT THIS CATEGORY
Doyle New York has been the world's premier auctioneer of vintage couture, costume jewelry and accessories for almost 25 years. Doyle has set numerous world auction records for a number of designers and makers. At this time we have refocused our Couture and Textiles Department to maintain a fresh vision for couture in today’s marketplace. We are currently specializing in major single-owner collections of important property to be offered in auctions scheduled as appropriate. We invite you to contact us to discuss the sale of your collection of important couture, costume jewelry and accessories.
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Our specialists are always available to discuss the sale of a single object or an entire collection. To have your property evaluated for possible consignment you may:
Mail photographs along with a print out of the Photo Submission Form.
Or call 212-427-2730
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RECENT AUCTION HIGHLIGHTS
Caroline Rennolds Milbank
212-427-4141, ext 245
Caroline Rennolds Milbank joined Doyle New York as Consultant for Couture Clothing and Costume Jewelry in 1982. Her research in fashion history has resulted in three acclaimed books: Couture: The Great Designers published in 1985 by Stewart, Tabori & Chang, New York Fashion: The Evolution of American Style published in 1989, and The Couture Accessory published by Harry N. Abrams, Inc. in 2002. Besides writing for such publications as Architectural Digest, Connoisseur, Vogue, Elle Decor and The New York Times Magazine, she has contributed essays having to do with the history of fashion to museum catalogues and books, including: Chanel, The Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute, 2005; Over the Top: Helena Rubinstein (2003); Giorgio Armani (2000); Icons of Fashion. The 20th Century (1999) Our Town: Images and Stories from the Museum of the City of New York (1997), and The Encyclopedia of New York City (1995). She was the curator of the costume components of the following exhibitions: Elegance, Glamour and Style: Fashion and its Photography, The Bruce Museum, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1998; Noble Dreams, Wicked Pleasures: American Orientalism, 1870-1930, Clark Art Institute, Williamstown, Massachusetts, 2000; John Singer Sargent: Portraits of the Wertheimer Family, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, 2000; Art and the Empire City: New York 1825-1861, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000; and The Couture Accessory, The Museum at F. I. T., 2004. Ms. Milbank has been in the appraisal and auction business for thirty years, having previously been with Sothebys, New York from 1978 to 1982 in charge of antique clothing auctions.
Worth Velvet and Satin Court Gown and Train French, circa 1888
Sold For $102,750
Hermes Black Crocodile Birkin with Pave Diamonds
Sold For $64,800
Chanel Blue Silk Ombre Fringe Evening Dress and Boa
Sold For $42,000
Lucile Avant Garde Vivid Voided Velvet Evening Gown
Sold For $35,850
Alexander Calder Necklace
Sold For $27,000