Auction of the week

By Rosanna Holmes,
14th March 2011 - 10:57
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Passion for Fashion and Fine Textiles, Kerry Taylor Auctions, La Galleria, Pall Mall, 17th March 

An incredible selection of dresses and accessories come under the hammer at this top fashion sale. Star lots include outfits worn at events by Princess Diana and a collection from Wallis Simpson's wardrobe - including her Louis Vuitton vanity case and crocodile shoes - plus the see-through dress sported by Kate Middleton in a fashion show at St Andrew's University which apparently caught the attention of her prince.   

Kelly bags and haute couture examples by top designers such as Christian Dior and Balenciaga also loom large along with 18th-century attire.

We love the collection of costumes from the original production of Diaghilev's Ballets Russes and an iconic Yves Saint Laurent couture 1965 'Mondrian' dress, which was synonymous with the swinging sixties and inspired by the Dutch De Stijl artist Piet Mondrian.

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