Gustav Klimt's muse and partner, Emilie Flöge, was Vienna's leading fashion designer at the turn of the 20th century. Now, one of her dresses is going up for auction.
From the very earliest of civilisations, fashion has been one of the most significant components of a community’s culture, and a means of expressing endless messages. Whether one is using it to represent social status, wealth, class, vocation, or personal tastes, it can provide an insight into what values and traditions were held by the wearer and the society of the time. The 19th century especially was an era in which appearances were paramount and a woman’s wardrobe could tell the story of her world.
In light of the recent passing of Karl Lagerfeld, the German fashion designer known as the creative director of Chanel and Fendi, we examine the consequences of death on the secondhand market.
For decades, the legendary brand Hermès has been top of the French luxury industry. Since its formation in 1837, the company offers everything from clothes and handbags to perfumes and jewellery. Barnebys tells the tale about a classical brand in constant development.
Feast your eyes on the latest auction highlight at Christophe Auctions: a limited edition Chanel bag 2011 with only 10 pieces in the world and even fewer available on auction. Get ready to bid for this rare and exquisite handbag from the timeless fashion house of Chanel as we take a closer look at this fine piece of craftsmanship.
A breathtaking collection of jewels that once belonged to the Sovereign of France will be presented this autumn, on the 12th November at Sotheby's, Geneva. The unique selection of pearls and diamonds will appear to the public for the first time in 200 years.
The Design Museum, London, will honour Azzedine Alaïa, who passed away last month, with a retrospective. The exhibition will open in Spring 2018 at the newly designed space.
Grayson Perry: as famous for his head-turning fashion choices as he is for his art. And now, for the first time, pieces from the artist's wardrobe will be brought together in a exhibition.