26th May, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Costume, Accessories & Textiles

  Lot 2070


Circa 1998 Herve Leger Red 'Bandage' Dress with stylised v-neckline, long sleeves, panelled details to the bust, waist and skirt (size US small),
the designer was known as 'Herve the Curve' for the Bandage Collection, these dresses are versatile and flattering and they were widely copied on the high street.
Azzedine Alaia Sleeveless Bronze Dress, jersey style with short round collar, press stud fastening to the bodice, flared asymetric 'mesh' style skirt with under skirt,
the "King of Cling" was a favourite designer with Grace Jones.

The Private Collection of Janet Menzies, Journalist
'I began in journalism in the 1980s, the start of an economic boom reflected in an explosion of designer fashion and a new importance of “style”. I edited my own weekly fashion and style page (Update) on the Daily Mail in the mid ’80s and then moved on to be launch features editor for Hello! Magazine, which we never thought would be a hit …! I have attached a photo of me interviewing the late Baron Hubert de Givenchy for Hello! at the Ritz, Paris. I then went to the Daily Express and edited the women’s department, which included Jackie Modlinger’s fashion team. Most of the items here date from that period and shortly afterwards when I was a freelance.
It was a tremendously glamorous time, we never stopped working and partying. Today I write books and articles about the countryside and spend most of my days in muddy wellies. I don’t think the shires are quite ready for an Isabell Kristensen black lace and crystal cocktail frock, so with great nostalgia I am saying goodbye to some of my pieces.'

Sold for £170
Estimated at £150 - £250


Azzedine Alaia dress - some stitched repairs to the skirt in a couple of places, couple of thread pulls/tiny holes, 28" bust, unlabelled.

Both UK size 8


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Auction: Costume, Accessories & Textiles, 26th May, 2023

Highlights include quilts from Cumbria, a private collection of late 19th and early 20th century quilts from Great Britain, the United States and Canada, and a good selection of dolls. Amongst the luxury designer goods is a selection of Louis Vuitton luggage, a collection of 1990s designer outfits, a variety of 20th century costume, and modern perfumes.


Tuesday 23 May - Wednesday 24 May 10am-4pm, Thursday 25 May 10am-5pm and the morning of the sale from 8am

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