La robe de Madonna par Jean Paul Gaultier aux enchères de la mode à Paris le 12 nov. 2012.
The Fashion exhibition at the Drouot Richelieu auction house in Paris opens on Nov. 10, 2012. The sale is on Nov. 12, 2012.
Madonna's Gaultier look is up for grabs
01 November 2012 by Caroline Ferry
Everyone knows that auction houses are full of savvy fashion collectors, whether it is to buy Dorothy’s dress from the Wizard Of Oz or a Catherine Walker dress worn by Princess Diana. And one we suspect will be full to the brim with vintage buyers and collectors will be the fashion exhibition at the Drouot Richelieu auction house in Paris in two weeks’ time, on Nov. 12.
The auction has been organised by a French Institute of Fashion graduate, Pénélope Blanckaert, who specialises in vintage designer apparel and accessories. A pretty nifty job if you ask us! And what lots can you expect to see? Thirty years of Jean Paul Gaultier’s designs, as well as Alaïa, Chanel, Jean-Charles de Castelbajac, John Galliano, Thierry Mugler, Maison Martin Margiela, Comme des Garcons and Gianni Versace. What an unbelievable line-up! Happen to be in Paris in the meantime? Luckily for you the exhibition of the lots will be open to the public in the run-up to the sale starting on Nov. 10.
What can we hope for? Scroll through our gallery to see some of the designer’s highlights that we’d love to see at the auction...