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Rudi Gernreich

Yves St. Laurent



Doyle New York to Auction Vintage Couture,
Costume Jewelry and Accessories on November 6

Highlights from Doyle's Couture Auction to be Featured in Saks' NYC Windows


Jan Reeder and Linda Donahue

The auction market for vintage couture has never been hotter, and Doyle New York‚s semiannual auctions of Couture, Textiles and Accessories have become the premiere international event for collectors of important vintage couture. Fashion designers, Hollywood celebrities, museum curators and prominent social figures will gather at Doyle New York on Wednesday, November 6 when creations by the world‚s most legendary couturiers go on the auction block. The sale will also offer 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, November 2 through Monday, November 4. Doyle is located at 175 East 87th Street in Manhattan.

Approximately 25 highlights from Doyle's November 6 couture sale will be featured in Saks' six windows on Fifth Avenue from Friday, October 18 through Thursday, October 24 (more).

Selections from our upcoming Couture auction on display at Saks Fifth Avenue
Bidders my contact Jan Reeder or Linda Donahue at (212) 427-4141 ext. 208 or email To order a printed catalogue, please call Subscriptions (212) 427-4141, ext. 257, or email The free Internet version of the auction catalogue will be available prior to the sale in the "Catalogues" section of our Web site (or click here)

Louis LeB. Webre, Vice President, Marketing and Media,
212-427-4141, ext 232 or email .
Images and interviews are available upon request.



Among the distinguished designers represented in the auction are Chanel, Adrian, Courrèges, Yves St. Laurent, Christian Dior, Zandra Rhodes, Emilio Pucci, Norman Norell, Galanos, Capucci, Halston and George Halley.  Fashion highlights include a selection of Delphos dresses by Mariano Fortuny; two elaborate mantles, circa 1885, by French designer Emile Pingat; a sparkling Norell evening ensemble of black crepe wool; a mid 1950s Pauline Trigère red and white floral brocade strapless ballgown; an early Rive Gauche crushed velvet pantsuit; Halston's "Fame In Fashion T-Shirt" with design by Andy Warhol created as giveaway with purchase of Halston fragrances, circa 1982; Halston's "Savage" bathing suit which was featured on cover of Time Magazine, March 1976; and two Rudi Gernreich Day Glo knit mini dresses, one hot pink, the other lime green, which were featured on cover of Time Magazine, December 1967, with headline "The Miniskirt Is Here To Stay (Till Spring Anyway.)"

The selection of fine costume jewelry features an extensive single-owner collection of opulent Miriam Haskell pieces. Unique and rare accessories include an Anne-Marie black suede telephone-shaped handbag, a four-piece custom set of Hermès luggage, and a rare Louis Vuitton thermos.