CHICAGO, IL.- Leslie Hindman Auctioneers will conduct two sales of curated couture and luxury accessories for the upcoming spring season. The April 5 Luxury Accessories and Couture auction will include over 150 lots spanning from the 1920s onward by iconic designers. Starting March 27 and running through April 7 is a timed online only sale, Spring Staples, which will feature everyday couture from Hermes scarves to costume jewelry. 

The April 5 auction includes numerous Hermes handbags in bright colors such as a gold Birkin handbag with an estimate of $9,000 ­ 11,000 and an orange Kelly estimated at $7,000 ­ 8,000. Additional handbags by Chanel, Judith Leiber, Bottega Veneta and others will be offered in the sale. 


Lot 134. An Hermès Gold Togo 30cm Birkin Handbag, 2008,  with palladium hardware, dual rolled handles, a front flap turn lock closure, a clochette with lock and keys, an interior zip pocket and an interior slip pocket. Together with a dustbag and box. Square L blindstamp.  Stamped: Hermes. 12" x 8.5" x 6" . Estimate $ 9,000-11,000 © 2016 LESLIE HINDMAN AUCTIONEERS, INC.

Two Fortuny gowns will be featured including an aqua ³Delphos² gown from the 1920s with Venetian glass bead embellishment and of the designer¹s signature hand pleated silk. It has a presale estimate of $1,000 ­ 2,000. 



Lot 59. A Mariano Fortuny Aqua "Delphos" Gown, 1920's,  with Venetian glass bead embellishment at the sides and a silk patterned belt. Labeled: Mariano Fortuny.  No Size.  Estimate $ 1,000-2,000 © 2016 LESLIE HINDMAN AUCTIONEERS, INC.

Slight yellowing to silk cord at sleeve, slight yellowing and soiling to back collar, yellowing around collar, very slight staining to front right side, staining front middle, slight thread pull to front middle, slight staining to front middle, slight discoloration in lower front, very slight stain to back hem. Approximate Flat Measurements: Bust, Waist and Hips: Stretchable. Length (from underarm): 34"




Lot 60. A Mariano Fortuny Deep Orange "Delphos" Gown, 1920's,  with Venetian glass bead embellishment at the sides. Labeled: Mariano Fortuny. No Size. Estimate $ 700-900 © 2016 LESLIE HINDMAN AUCTIONEERS, INC.

Soiling around interior neckline, missing panel of fabric in interior collar, rip under left and right arm, small slight tears to front, 3" tear to left waist, slight stain to front lower left, soiling to back hem, slight tears throughout back, slight stain to back left shoulder. Approximate Flat Measurements: Bust, Waist, and Hips: Stretchable. Length (from underarm): 49.5"

A 1965 paper dress after Andy Warhol, known as the Souper Dress, will be offered with a presale estimate of $1,500 ­ 2,500. Clad in Warhol¹s Campbell¹s soup print, the dress was once owned by any employee of Campbell¹s that worked at the original soup factory. From another ³pop² era is a John Galliano newsprint dress that will be offered at $500 ­ 600 and several Paco Rabanne chainmail designs such as a purse, bracelet and belt. 


Lot 10. An After Andy Warhol (American, 1927-1987) Souper Dress, 1965, color screenprint on cotton paper A-line dress. 36.5" x 21.5". Estimate $ 1,500-2,500 © 2016 LESLIE HINDMAN AUCTIONEERS, INC.

Property of Mr. Terry Beavers, Omaha, Nebraska


Lot 12. A John Galliano Newsprint Slip Dress, with adjustable mesh straps, a built-in bra, rhinestone strap embellishment, and black lace trim. Labeled: Galliano. Size 30. Estimate $ 500-600 © 2016 LESLIE HINDMAN AUCTIONEERS, INC.

Slight pilling, staining on front bustier and neckline, pink stain on front facing panel near hips. Approximate Flat Measurements:  Bust: 10" Waist: 12" Hip: 15" Length: 35" (underarm to hem)

Additional highlights include an Issey Miyake pleated jacket circa 1980s, similar to one housed at the MET ($500 ­ 700), a Norman Norell mermaid gown, one of the designer¹s most iconic designs, in green sequins ($2,000 ­ 3,000) and a Chanel pink and orange python suit ($600 ­ 800). 


Lot 107; An Issey Miyake Multicolor Pleated Jacket, circa 1980s,  with green, tangerine, and mustard colorblocking and an asymmetrical button closure.  Labeled: Issey Miyake. No Size. Estimate $ 500-700 © 2016 LESLIE HINDMAN AUCTIONEERS, INC.


Lot 63. A Norman Norell Green Mermaid Gown, ith bow waist and attached belt detail, low back, and back zip closure. Labeled: Norman Norell. No Size. Estimate $ 2,000-3,000 © 2016 LESLIE HINDMAN AUCTIONEERS, INC.

Property from the Collection of Ms. Mary Soleiman, Glenview, Illinois

Loose and missing sequins on back collar, slight wear and discoloration under arms, loose thream at hem. Approximate Flat Measurements: Bust: 17" Waist: 13.5" Hips: 17" Length (from underarm):



Lot 36. A Chanel Pink and Orange Python Suit Ensemble, 2000 Transitional, consisting of a python jacket with multicolor silk floral lining, two slip pockets, together with a matching skirt with two patch pockets, a silvertone logo embellishment, and a back zip and hook and eye closure. Both Labeled: Chanel. Size 40Estimate $ 600-800 © 2016 LESLIE HINDMAN AUCTIONEERS, INC.

Thread pull on right seam of skirt, slight wear along seam of armhole. Approximate Flat Measurements: Jacket: Bust: 20" Waist: 18.5" Length (from underarm): Skirt: Waist: 14" Hips: 17" Length (from underarm)

The separate, timed online only sale, running from March 27 ­ April 7, will also feature colorful property curated for its spring appeal. Singular items at accessible price points will include clothing, accessories, handbags and costume jewelry. The timed sale will be conducted on Bidsquare at bidsquare.com. 

Previews for both sales will open Saturday, April 1 in Leslie Hindman Auctioneers¹ Chicago saleroom. The April 5 live auction will be conducted in the saleroom and online at LHLive and Bidsquare, and the catalogue is currently available online at lesliehindman.com