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    Battle of Versailles Fashion Show, Set of Four Vintage Gelatin Silver Print Photographs (Bill Cunningham, 1973)
    Condition: 2
    16" Width x 18" Height x 1.25" Depth (Framed)
    This set includes an assortment of gelatin silver print photographs each presented in a black frame with a mat under acrylic. Printed in 1973. Provenance acquired by the Neiman Marcus Collection directly from Bill Cunningham.

    Featured subjects:
    Karen Bjornson for Halston, (8" x 10" photo, unframed, with Bill Cunningham reproduction stamp on verso)
    David Mahoney, Halston, Warhol, and Nancy North, (8" x 10" photo, unframed, with Bill Cunningham reproduction stamp on verso)
    Chris Royer and Elsa Peretti for Halson, (8" x 10" photo, unframed, with Bill Cunningham reproduction stamp on verso)
    Models for Givenchy, (8" x 10" photo, unframed, with Bill Cunningham reproduction stamp on verso)

    The photographs show signs of handling such as soft creases, smudges, and minor scratches. Not examined out of frame. The frames are in great condition with minor signs of handling.

    The Battle of Versailles Fashion Show was a legendary fashion event and benefit that took place on November 28, 1973. Held at the Palace of Versailles, French designers Yves Saint Laurent, Emanuel Ungaro, Hubert de Givenchy, Marc Bohan, and Pierre Cardin went against American designers Oscar de la Renta, Roy Halston, Bill Blass, Anne Klein, and Stephen Burrows in an epic showdown to see which country had the best designers. Nearly seven hundred guests attended including notables such as Princess Grace, Liza Minnelli, Josephine Baker, Andy Warhol, and more.

    Property from The Neiman Marcus Collection.

    * Heritage does not guarantee the condition of frames and shall not be liable for any damage/scratches to frames, glass/acrylic coverings, original boxes, display accessories, or art that has slipped in frames.

    Condition Rankings:

    1 - Like New, shows little to no evidence of wear, age or handling.
    2 - Exceptionally well-maintained, very minor signs of use, wear, age, or handling.
    3 - Pre-Loved, gently used with slight signs of wear. See extended condition report for details.
    4 - Pre-Loved, exhibits signs of wear and regular use. See extended condition report for details.

    References to gold or silver hardware, unless otherwise specified, describes the color and is not meant to infer the type of metal.

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    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    May, 2021
    2nd Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 14
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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