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Here Are 3 of 749 Couture and Designer Garments Headed to Auction Next Tuesday

<strong>Vivienne Westwood</strong> evening gown in navy velvet and purple crepe—$300-$500; <strong>Givenchy</strong> evening gown in black velvet, lace and feathers—$300-500; <strong>Christian Dior</strong> dress in green jacquard—$400-600.
Vivienne Westwood evening gown in navy velvet and purple crepe—$300-$500; Givenchy evening gown in black velvet, lace and feathers—$300-500; Christian Dior dress in green jacquard—$400-600.

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It has been established that accessable couture is a rarity in this city and we'd all like to see more of it. Well, now that Johnson Publishing's has completed round one of cleaning out the closet with last year's Fashion Fair tag sale and the Chicago History Museum is about to open its largest show ever, filled with couture garments, the next step is casting off even more designer gowns to make the collection rock solid. Who needs 17 extra Givenchy gowns anyway?

Highly popular auctioneer Chicago-based Leslie Hindman will be taking on the task of getting rid of all those extra gowns. On Tuesday, March 19, Johnson Publishing will showcase 749 exclusive garments from the iconic EBONY Fashion Fair Show at Hindman's West Loop warehouse. The auction features designs from fashion's elite, including Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Missoni, Emanuel Ungaro, Emilio Pucci, Chloé and countless others.
· Leslie Hindman Auctioneers [Official Site]
· Johnson Publishing [Official Site]