Doris Raymond, a historian and vintage retailer in Los Angeles, California whose collections dating back to the 18th century have inspired Tom Ford, Martin Margiela, John Galliano, Iris. Apfel, Sandy Powell and many others in the fashion and film industry are taking part of her archives for auction on Nov. 16.
Among the highlights of the 400 lots were Sonia Delaunay coats and scarves; A rare 1923 embroidered Gabrielle Chanel Kitmer coat likely from the Russian Fall 1922 collection, a late 1940s Dior New Look suit and a one-piece dress from the fabric. Claire McCardell’s checkered 1940’s
There’s also a stenciled Mariano Fortuny velvet gown in the early 1900s and Chanel’s little black midi dress from the 1930s.
“Many of these pieces deserve to be in the collection that others see. So hopefully the museum will buy it. Or collectors will buy and donate to museums,” says Raymond, who began her career in fashion treasure hunting and selling. Found at the Marin City Flea Market before opening the first vintage boutique The Way We Wore in San Francisco in 1981 and moving to La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles. in 2004
“I especially remember the hat from Sonia Delaunay with the original sketches and the dramatic evening jacket from Charles James that looked like clouds of black taffeta,” Margiela said in a statement. In the years that followed, every time I came to visit I will discover amazing works and enjoy stories and historical facts that Doris is always enthusiastic and generous to share. I am still amazed by her uniqueness. her profound knowledge And above all is her touchable personality.”
“This magical place with hidden treasures is an endless source of inspiration. Inspiring all passionate and passionate creatives. Music that fueled my passion,” Galliano said. “In addition to being honored for her historical and geographical journey with her beautiful acquisitions. Sharing stories about their origins An example from the 1800s, a cobweb from the 20s, a pure lace work from the 1900s, too much 60’s change, attitude or the unknown…hat. The loving collection of jewelry, gloves and shoes cannot escape her keen eyes.”
In 2013, Raymond became known to TV fans through the Smithsonian Channel’s documentary “LA Frock Stars,” which aired for two seasons. two years ago She launched her YouTube channel, which has 63,000 subscribers. There, she hosts weekly shows to educate viewers on Audrey Hepburn’s “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” dress, which was auctioned off by Julien’s in July for a price. Over $150,000 Unbox a 1957 Pierre Balmain couture and talk about her obsession with iconic illustrator Erte and others.
over the years She sells several pieces to Julien’s Auctions and shoots video at the showroom about Doris Day and Janet Jackson clothing, and builds relationships that lead to larger sales discussions. That became even more urgent after Raymond was diagnosed with a brain tumor a year and a half ago. which is fortunately not dangerous. And she’s healed.
“I know that the Smithsonian Channel and the YouTube channel really inspire people. And that’s what I want to focus on. inspire people How will it be and what is the inspiration? Sustainability, maybe I don’t know yet. I just know I’m overworked,” she said, adding that her shop and inspiration room will remain open even as she takes a slight step back. with the goal of selling the business and eventually moving into consulting.
She also auctioned several items of pop-culture heritage, including the Campbell’s Souper set produced by the soup company in the late 60s, to capitalize on the trend of Andy Warhol’s paper sets and Pop Art paintings; Cloak tribute to Jean-Charles de Castelbajac 1983-84 “Jackie Kennedy”; Christian Francis Roth 1990-91 Crayola “Crayola” crayon and Versace beaded catsuit inspired by early Aughts Marc Chagall by Whitney Houston.
Based in Beverly Hills, Julien’s Auctions specializes in celebrity auctions. Oversees a collection of Marilyn Monroe, Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra and shares and sells Michael’s white gloves. Jackson and the Jean-Louis-designed “Happy Birthday Mr. President” gown designed by Monroe Kim Kardashian wore to this year’s Met Gala.
Martin Nolan, Executive Director, said: “We are a celebrity auction house. Grow and expand our business And fashion is a hot commodity,” said Martin Nolan, Executive Director. “We have learned from our auctions over the years that reputable customers have also become buyers of these items. So we thought this would be a great opportunity to take a standalone high-end fashion auction and build this division.”
The house plans to have two fashion auctions a year.
The market for vintage fashion and accessories has grown in recent years. It features blockbuster historical fashion exhibitions about Dior, Alexander McQueen, Comme des Garçons and more, and the awareness-raising vintage Y2K trend.
“I believe 100 percent that people pay a lot of money for these things. And they are new owners,” Nolan said, weighing in on the controversy that erupted after photos of the Marilyn Monroe dress showed damage after the Kardashians wore it. Tej can and should be worn as long as they are supervised. “They turned out to be great conversations.”