Feb 21, 2019 - Sale 2499

Sale 2499 - Lot 324

Price Realized: $ 1,250
Show Hammer Price?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
Two binders with a total of more than 330 color slides depicting runway shows from Prada and another with backstage shots from shows by the French houses Dior, Givenchy, Galliano, and Lacroix.
The Prada binder includes 204 slides (Spring/Summer 1998 and Fall/Winter 1998-99 in Milan) featuring 90s international supermodels such as Kate Moss, Erin O'Connor, Amber Valletia, Karen Elson, and more. The backstage binder contains 130 slides showing intricate details of accessory, hair, and makeup design from celebrated haute couture fashion shows in Europe and New York. It includes images from Alexander McQueen's notorious first years designing couture runway for Givenchy juxtaposed with some of John Galliano's early shows for Dior in 1997-98. 35mm color slides, the images measuring approximately 1 3/8x1 inches (3.5x2.5 cm.), and the reverse, the mounts 2 inches (5.1 cm.) square, each with the house and collection information, the first with the location, and the second with a photographer's credit, on mount recto, and each with a printed inventory label on mount verso. 1997-99

Additional Details

The late 90s was a pivotal time when fashion brands benefited from international publicity that generated superstar couture designers and models. These slides feature important, memorable shows for some of the biggest names of the period. Significantly represented are John Galliano and Alexander McQueen's early Dior and Givenchy shows. These two men were the first ever British designers to head the historic French fashion houses. This marked a phase of a Brit invasion of Paris that played out in the runway shows captured so colorfully in these slides.