Charles A. Whitaker Couture, Vintage Fashion, LINGERIE, Textiles
Friday and Saturday, October 20 & 21 at 10AM
Preview: Thursday October 19, 12 – 6 PM & Friday & Saturday 8 – 10 AM
Location: New Hope Eagle Fire Co. New Hope, PA 18938
Any items PICTURED in this ad or on website will be sold Saturday October 21
Additional information, catalogs and 100’s of photos: whitakerauction.com • Phone: 215-817-4600
This season’s two-day auction will feature institutional property from The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Philadelphia Museum of Art, The Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), The Atelier of Patrick Kelly-Paris, a Mid-Western Institution, Shippensburg State University, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Gene London Collection, A Mid-Western Museum, other local historical societies, institutions, private collectors and estates.
We strongly encourage prospective buyers, textile historians and historical costume lovers to attend both auction days. Additionally the “Un-cataloged or Discovery Sale” will be at the conclusion of the catalog sale on FRIDAY not Saturday as in the past. The Friday sale will NOT be available for online bidding.
19th & Early 20th C Clothing: Beaded dresses, silk lingerie, Gustav Beer, Galenga, Adaire, Irish crochet, etc.
20th Century Couture & Designer Clothing: Christian Dior, Stavropoulos, Adrian, Beene, Chanel, Courreges, Ferre, Gaultier, Gernreich, Galliano, Halston, Hermes, Lacroix, Lanvin, McQueen, Moschino, Norell, Pucci, de la Renta, Valentino, Versace, YSL , Cardin and others, also a group of Erte designed garments from his Los Angeles play, Erte’s Vision of Anatol, inspired by the 1925 Cecil B. DeMille film, Anatol.
The Atelier of Patrick Kelly-Paris: We are fortunate to have been selected to sell the remains of Patrick Kelly’s Paris Atelier. Included among the 90+ lots will be a mermaid gown, cocktail dresses, Nail Dress, Dice Dress, Leopard Print, Denim, Fleece, dresses, outerwear, workwear, whimsical gloves, hats, fans, scarves, other accessories and jewelry. Patrick Kelly was the first American admitted to the French Couture Syndicate.
Accessories & Jewelry: Bess-Ben hats, lame boots, unusual ivory clutch, scenic beaded bag in original box, Hermes scarfs, etc.
Ethnographic & Textiles: Asian, Middle Eastern, European and American textiles and embroidery including: Chinese silk embroidered robes, embroidery samples, kesi, suzani, Ottoman embroidery, large quantity of fine table linens, paisley & asuit shawls, batiks, quilts, fabric swatches and samples, lace, collection of 1950’s automotive paint tiles/samples, continental textiles from the collection of A La Vieille, etc.
Adair Paris Balenciaga Bess Ben Bob Mackie
Galliano Gustav Beer Jacques Fath Large collection from
Patrick Kelly Atelier
Large collection of de la Renta Paraphernalia Sgt.
Patrick Kelly Edwardian Whitework Coat
Several Adrian Stavropoulos Suggestive Cardin Versace Safety Pin Gown YSL Ensemble
Textiles from A La Vieille Russie
Several Chinese Robes
Scenic Beaded Bag with original box
Large collection of Lingerie
5 Church Hill Road / Newtown, CT 06470
Mon - Fri / 8:00 am - 5:01 pm