Friday, October 25, 2013

Danielle Luquet de Saint Germain Auction - Were you there? did you bid? What an amazing collection!

This month in Paris marked the beginning of a 
huge collection of haute couture and
ready-to-wear fashion up for auction 
owned by Danielle Luquet de Saint Germain.  

The collection of twelve thousand garments and 
accessories was built  over many years by 
Danielle Luquet de Saint Germain whilst she was a model and muse for
Yves Saint Laurent and later the Artistic adviser for Christian Dior. 

She was the inspiration behind the Saint Laurent "le smoking' tuxedo for women.

I cannot wait to see what is coming .... last week the first 300 items went under the hammer.  The gown that attracted the most attention was her 1968 Yves Saint Laurent sheer black chiffon long dress, adorned with ostrich feathers which fetched over $130'000.00. (As seen below)  

Above Left: Lanvin Haute couture Claude Montana - Above right: Yves Saint Laurent sheer black chiffon dress with ostrich feathers. 


Above: Romeo Gigli - 1990 

Yves Saint Laurent 


Above Left: Christian Dior 1990 - Right Nina Ricci 1980