The Suzy Menkes Collection To Be Sold at Auction

Dear Diva Readers,

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Designs from renowned fashion designers will go under the hammer, including pieces from Bill Gibb, Biba and Ozzie Clark, Janice Wainwright, Chanel, Yves St Laurent, English Eccentrics and Christian Lacroix. This auction is surely featuring some of the best designers of our time and will be a lively evening as bidders vie for the most sought after pieces of the 67 lots.

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In case you’re thinking “would love to buy, but don’t have the funds” don’t despair yet.  Even bidders on a budget may score some vintage fashion.  Estimates range from an affordable £80-100 for a Janice Wainwright printed silk chiffon kaftan style dress, to £400-600 for a stylish black Chanel leather vanity case.

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The sale is on view at The Old Chocolate Factory, West Norwood, London from Friday – Tuesday, 20 -24th June. The full catalogue can be viewed online and even if you can’t make it to London, online bidding will also be available.

Want even more vintage fashion? Consider taking an Antiques Diva & Co Vintage Fashion Tour! We offer great vintage fashion tours in Paris, London & Berlin!  Simply email us at to:info@antiquesdiva.com”>info@antiquesdiva.com for more information.

Be fashionable,

The Antiques Diva®