“In Her Own Words”

When I asked Clair Watson, Doyle New York’s Couture Specialist, to quickly sum up (a difficult task indeed) today’s highly anticipated Couture Textiles and Accessories Auction, this is how she (breathlessly) put it:

“…A diverse range, targeting the many different collectors and vintage lovers – the 1815 redingote for a museum, American we hope for this hard to come across American design – for everyone, the Fath, dreamy designs from a dreamy man – just exquisite from the cover lot where the black lace covers an indescribable nude/blush tulle to the ultra chic long full skirt with black blouse with white collar and cuffs and velvet bow tie (lot 1060), day dresses with pencil skirts and subtly draped busts (very this Fall), quiet unostentatious 1930s Worths – they do exist and getting harder to find, Rochas glamour, YSL gypsy, Chanel nehru, Givenchy sari, Moschino wit, Galliano opulent, Fortuny bohemian Delphos and Peplos (every girls should have one), Norell’s sailor dress – covered by every magazine at the time – and the pony sequin chemise – panned at the time – which one do you prefer?! – Dior Dior, Dior at Bergdorf, 70’s Dior, Balenciaga black draped, Jean Desses pink draped, Carnegie green draped, Cassini black draped – great handbags – the ultimate Hermes selection, excellent Roberta di Camerino and more wit from Moschino – good costume jewelry, big is best! And that’s just the start!”

I don’t know about all of you, but I am already salivating at the thought of all those splendid offerings under one roof!

Marilyn Kirschner

Marilyn Kirschner

I am a long time fashion editor with 40+ years of experience. As senior market of Harper's Bazaar for 21 years I met and worked with every major fashion designer in the world and covered all of the collections in Paris, London, Milan and New York. I was responsible for overall content, finding and pulling in the best clothes out there, and for formulating ideas and stories.

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