Augusta Auctions
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Holiday Vintage, Couture & Textile Auction

Wed, Nov 18, 2020 08:00AM EST
Lot 40

BALMAIN & IRENE DAY DRESSES, PARIS & AMERICA, 1952 & 55

Estimate: $300 - $500

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$500 $50
$2,000 $100
$5,000 $250
$10,000 $500
$20,000 $1,000
$40,000 $2,500
$100,000 $5,000
$500,000 $10,000
$1,000,000 $25,000
Military style sheath dress w/ bodice of fine double knit cumin colored wool jersey & modified twill basket weave body in shades of brown wool, double row of decorative buttons at B, lined w/ silk crepe, c. 1952, label "Balmain, Paris", B 38", W 27", L 41.5", (hem unfinished & fraying, seam opening back right near hem, hole right underarm, spot stains front right SH, skirt lining removed & included) fair; 1 black silk crepe w/ silk satin band extending from CB over SHs, crossing & forming large oval & finished w/ knot at bottom edge CF, dolman sleeves w/ deep gusset, c. 1955, label "Irene, Exclusively for Bullocks-Wilshire", B 35", W 25", L 38.5", (tiny seam openings at SHs) very good.