On Oct. 30, Christie's
in London will auction off the world's finest collection of 20th Century fashion in private hands. The Resurrection: Avant-Garde Fashion
sale features seminal designs from the past 50 years, from "Pop Art
and the Space Age of the 1960s through the iconoclasm of the 1970s and the revival of architectural couture of the 1980s and 1990s."
The 250 lots include a carefully curated assemblage of garments, headwear and jewelry from designers including Pierre Cardin
, Paco Rabanne, Vivienne Westwood, Azzedine Alaia, Gianni Versace
and Issey Miyake, among others. The top-priced lot is this full length wedding dress made from plates of white leather linked by metal rings by Paco Rabanne
in 1967, est. about $12,000 - $16,000.