Vintage Couture by Travis Neighbor Ward

Worldy Goods – The Collector: Vintage Couture

If the haute couture shows in Paris this month have you longing for that perfect Yves Saint Laurent or Versace creation, but you’d rather spend $100,000 on a new car than on a single dress, fear not. A surge in interest in vintage haute couture has made so much available that you can’t afford not to buy it. Take the sleek Christian Dior ca. 1953 black wool evening ensemble of a sheath dress with a rhinestone-encrusted bodice and blouson jacket, which recently sold for a mere $977.50 at Doyle New York. “Buying vintage couture opens up a century of fashion to you,” says Linda Donahue, couture specialist at Doyle New York, which holds the most extensive biannual couture sales in America…

By Travis Neighbor Ward

Published in Departures Magazine

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