Paris. Millon & Cornette de Saint Cyr. Vendredi 3 julillet 2009. Spiral-bound paperback, with card covers. 56 pages. 49 colour plates illustrating multiple lots. 235 x 165mm (9¼ x 6½"). 0.2kg. . French. Fine.
A scarce illustrated auction catalogue for a sale of haute couture clothes and accessories from the 20th century. A large proportion of the lots are from a single owner's wardrobe, with clothes dated between 1935 and 1950 and many of them designed by Elsa Schiaparelli. Other designers included are Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Cardin, Nina Ricci, Jeanne Lanvin, Madeleine Vionnet, Christian Dior, Pierre Balmain, Hubert de Givenchy, Courreges and Chanel. The auction consisted of over 300 items and this is a select catalogue illustrating and describing just over 110 of the lots.