(L) Yves Saint Laurent silver cuff of my dreams (era unknown) (R) Zandra Rhodes black silk beaded gown c.1980s
(L to R): Black double breasted Alaia coat c.1990s, 12 bound volumes of Vogue c.1961 from photographer Bert Stern's private library, surreal Moschino clock dress c.1980/90s.
The second eye-dazzling auction will be held on Sept. 15th in Dulwich, U.K. by Kerry Taylor, and it is a doozie . . . treasures from the 1800s through the 1980s, from the personal archives of British Vogue editor and genius film costumer Marit Allen. This one will be especially hard on the wallets of those who collect garb from the '60s British boutique movement. See for yourself:
(L to R): Mary Quant Ginger Group mini c.1960s, 1970s chevron patterned Biba ensemble, Mary Quant baby-doll smocks c.1960s.
Kansai Yamamoto blazer with strawberry buttons c.1970, portrait of Marit Allen for a story entitled "Young Ideas All Dolled Up" shot by David Bailey for Vogue's April 1964 issue, Ossie Clark knitted cardigan c.1970s.
A pair of fabulous 1930s kimonos, psychedelic bias-cut John Kloss crepe-mini c.1965, pair of rustic linen 19th cent. smock dresses.
Chevron striped Biba coat c.1970s, Biba cotton sun-dress c.1970s, Pirate Collection shirt from Vivienne Westwood's World's End boutique c.1981-82, felted wool circle coat by Zandra Rhodes c.1968
Portraits of Marit taken by David Bailey for Vogue in 1964, including one where she is holding a sculpture by collectible paper maché artist (and Anna Sui obsession) Gemma Taccogna.