Christies puts vintage fashion on the auction block

Ultimate Fashion Exhibition plans to put 132 lots of fashion collectibles under the hammer
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A Christie's worker arranges a Paco Rabanne dress as part of the Ultimate Fashion Exhibition at Christie's (Getty Images)
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Historical costumes are displayed as part of the Ultimate Fashion Exhibition (Getty Images)
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A Paquin Ete embroidered and beaded old rose velvet and silk opera coat (summer 1912) is expected to fetch £1,000 ($1,552) to £2,000 (Getty Images)
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As many as 132 fashion lots are on exhibition prior to auction including important 20th Century couture, historical costume and a variety of accessories (Getty Images)
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Yves Saint Laurent 'Mondrian' dress is expected to fetch £25,000, or $38,800 (Getty Images)
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An Yves Saint Laurent chocolate brown suede mini-dress with fringed hem and diamonte starbursts (Africa collection 1967), is expected to fetch £7,000 to £8,000 (Getty Images)
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A Christie's worker arranges the dresses (Getty Images)
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A Christie's worker arranges a Mondrian dress (Getty Images)
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A Christie's worker arranges a costume (Getty Images)
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As many as 132 fashion lots are on exhibition (Getty Images)