From Chanel To Saint Laurent, A Haute Couture Wardrobe Totals €694,890

During Paris Fashion Week, between 11 to 25 January, Christie’s offered 114 most beautiful Haute Couture pieces from the V.W.S. Collection – From Beijing to Versailles, an exciting online sale. As requested by the family, 5% of the sale’s proceeds will be donated to the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

The Top Lot Of The Sale

Lot number: 563
Work: A velvet dress from Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Haute Couture Autumn Winter 1988-1989
Sold for: €56,700
Pre-sale estimate: €4,000 – 6,000
Lot Essay: A velvet dress entirely embroidered by Lesage with “Tudor” patterns and a removable white satin collar.

Most Notable Lots

From Chanel To Saint Laurent, A Haute Couture Wardrobe Totals €694,890
CHANEL BY KARL LAGERFELD HAUTE COUTURE SPRING SUMMER 1991
A WHITE GROSGRAIN JACKET AND A BLACK RIBBONS SKIRT SUIT
Price realized: €50,400
Acquired by a patron for the National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne)
From Chanel To Saint Laurent, A Haute Couture Wardrobe Totals €694,890
CHANEL BY KARL LAGERFELD HAUTE COUTURE
SPRING SUMMER 1988
A WHITE WOOL AND RED GUIPÛRE SKIRT SUIT
Price realized: €50,400
Acquired by a patron for the National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne)
From Chanel To Saint Laurent, A Haute Couture Wardrobe Totals €694,890
YVES SAINT LAURENT HAUTE COUTURE AUTUMN WINTER 1987-1988
A BLACK VELVET JACKET EMBROIDERED WITH SEQUINS BY LESAGE
Price realized: €35,280
Acquired by the Fundacion Museo de la Mode (Chile)
From Chanel To Saint Laurent, A Haute Couture Wardrobe Totals €694,890
GIVENCHY HAUTE COUTURE
AUTUMN WINTER 1990-1991
A BLACK WOOL SKIRT SUIT EMBROIDERED BY LESAGE, GILT-METAL BUTTONS
Price Realized: €25,200
From Chanel To Saint Laurent, A Haute Couture Wardrobe Totals €694,890
CHRISTIAN DIOR BY JOHN GALLIANO
HAUTE COUTURE
SPRING SUMMER 1999
TROUSERS SUIT, FROM THE “SURREALIST” COLLECTION
Price Realized: €23,940
Acquired by a patron for the National Gallery of Victoria (Melbourne)
From Chanel To Saint Laurent, A Haute Couture Wardrobe Totals €694,890
VALENTINO HAUTE COUTURE
AUTUMN SPRING 1989-1990
A VELVET AND EMBROIDERED CREPE COCKTAIL DRESS WITH BLACK BEADS TRIMMINGS
Price Realized: €10,080
Acquired by the Fundacion Museo de la Mode (Chile)
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