For a stroll through the history of dress you can't beat Kerry Taylor Auctions; most of the offerings are truly fashion as art. A couple of weeks ago Kerry held an auction which saw a number of pieces from Princess Diana's estate go under the hammer, not least the black Elizabeth Emanuel dress Diana wore to her first official function post engagement. It fetched a staggering 192,000GBP!
Personally I am completely taken with these Jean Desses sketches from the early 50s, which offer an insight into the creative process of one of the best of the best. Aren't they super pretty? I hope a few fans were lucky enough to add these to their home.
I'd really like to add a beautiful fashion illustration to one of my walls, but I might have to settle for a reproduction before I get anywhere near the real thing.