Whist 1 June 2008 marked a gloomy day for the fashion industry and proved to be a weighted loss for fashionistas as French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent’s passed away. A month after, the fashion house planned an auction at Christie’s on 2 July. The auction collectibles include seven pieces of Saint Laurent’s attire & jewels featuring nearly every decade of his career. Popularly known as a style-setter, he was the most influential designer of the 20th century and his designer creations details pop-art print mini dresses, peasant skirts and graceful pantsuits that are appreciated till date. To be specific, the collection includes a 1958 Cocktail dress designed for Dior & a 1970 Rive Gauche camel cable knit sweater spruced in fox fur alike to the one that Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis wore bearing a pre-sale estimate of $250-$400. A gray pink tulle twilight dress with tinny pink and silver embroidery, designed for Dior in 1958 is anticipated to generate a sum of about $1000-$1500.
Other accessories available for auction include a floral gold-tone metal and crystal stone necklace from 1990 that may fetch $1000-$1500, a hammered gilt-metal “ethnic” necklace from the 1970’s for $600-$800. Currently in fine form, the expected price might seem cheap but the low cost is because of reason they aren’t new designs. Other elegant collection making up to the auction included designer wears from Thierry Mugler, Christian Lacroix, Balenciaga & Gianni Versace.