In July, the auction house Sotheby's will auction off haute couture outfits created in the workshops of the great fashion houses in the 20th century. In three days - from 5 to 8 - vintage masterpieces by Tom Ford, Rei Kawakubo, Yves Saint Laurent and John Galliano will acquire new owners. Several eras of Dior will meet here at once - from the original dresses of the founder of the house to the "golden age" of cooperation with Gianfranco Ferre.
There are no pearls in the July Sotheby's catalog. Each of the dresses prepared for sale is worthy of a museum place. Among them are fine examples of 50s haute couture from brands that have managed to dramatically change course, for example, Balmain, and the former, unreformed Balenciaga, distinguished by exquisite and redundant decor, and Lanvin things, created under the direction of Antonio del Castillo. The era of the 60s is represented by the original dress by Yves Saint Laurent (Yves Saint Laurent) and the romantic Empire style from Valentino, in which the spirit of the current collections is already guessed.
For the 70s, Marc Bohan and Dior are responsible, for the 80s and 90s - the classics of the era Gianfranco Ferre, who worked in the same house with Bohan, and Christian Lacroix. A dress from Karl Lagerfeld in the style of Poière deserves special attention, a wonderful example of Chanel of the 90s, in tune with the new season. The time-line catalog for the July auction is completed by outfits from Galliano, Gucci under the direction of Ford and Comme des Garcons, made at the turn of the 2000s.