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Tue 29 Nov 2011 12:21 PM

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Christie’s puts vintage fashion on the auction block

Ultimate Fashion Exhibition plans to put 132 lots of fashion collectibles under the hammer

Christie’s puts vintage fashion on the auction block
A Christie's worker arranges a Paco Rabanne dress as part of the Ultimate Fashion Exhibition at Christie's (Getty Images)
Christie’s puts vintage fashion on the auction block
Historical costumes are displayed as part of the Ultimate Fashion Exhibition (Getty Images)
Christie’s puts vintage fashion on the auction block
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)
Christie’s puts vintage fashion on the auction block
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)
Christie’s puts vintage fashion on the auction block
Yves Saint Laurent 'Mondrian' dress is expected to fetch £25,000, or $38,800 (Getty Images)
Christie’s puts vintage fashion on the auction block
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)
Christie’s puts vintage fashion on the auction block
A Christie's worker arranges the dresses (Getty Images)
Christie’s puts vintage fashion on the auction block
A Christie's worker arranges a Mondrian dress (Getty Images)
Christie’s puts vintage fashion on the auction block
A Christie's worker arranges a costume (Getty Images)
Christie’s puts vintage fashion on the auction block
As many as 132 fashion lots are on exhibition (Getty Images)