On The Square

Fashion Fanatics Let Loose on Ebony Fair Treasures

By groveuday

May 29,2015 | 12:00 EDT

Paris’ summer fashion schedule doesn’t kick-off till the end of June, but fashion fanatics can get a head start on their shopping June 10 at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ Treasures from the Ebony Fashion Fair.

Treasures from the Ebony Fashion Fair marks the third sale Leslie Hindman Auctioneers has conducted for the Ebony collection. It includes over 500 lots that didn’t make the previous sales, only because they were deemed the “best of the best”  - essential pieces from the Ebony collection now up for auction.

Lot 230, by Issey Miyake; Lot 502, by Yves Saint Laurant, and Lot 359 by Oscar de la Renta

Ebony magazine was launched in 1945 with the idea of creating an inclusive consumer culture for African Americans in the design, art and fashion worlds. The Ebony Fashion Fair was born when Eunice W. Johnson turned the magazine’s “Fashion Fair” feature into a charity event. Five decades on, it’s become the worlds largest traveling fashion runway show, raising over $55 million for charity.

The list of designers featured in the auction reads like a fashion encyclopedia, with garments from the Houses of Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Emanuel Ungaro, Halston, Issey Miyake, Jean-Louis Scherrer, Nina Ricci, Paco Rabanne, Patrick Kelly, Pierre Cardin, Stephen Burrows, Thierry Mugler, Valentino and Vivienne Westwood and more.

Lot 339, by Nina Ricci; Lot 259 by Jean-Louis Sherrer, and Lot 478, by Valentino

Don’t miss this exclusive opportunity to raid such a prized collection. With a portion of auction proceeds going to Johnson College Prep, a public, 4-year charter high school located in the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago’s south side, this is definitely a sale where everybody wins.

Look now at the catalog for Leslie Hindman Auctioneers’ Treasures from the Ebony Fashion Fair.