As the couture shows dominate Paris this week, fine jewellery houses take advantage to entice the moneyed fashion crowd by hosting covert viewings of one-of-a-kind masterpieces in secret locations. This year’s offering has one clear standout: a cape .
gown, circa Made of rayon with decorative silk fringe in a scalloped motif. Vionnet embroidered individual graduated lengths of silk thread passed and looped through the fabric, with each thread forming two drops of fringe.
Stencilled black silk gauze tunic, probably Gallenga, Square-cut wrap with silver Renaissance-style trees and stylized creatures. Black Venetian glass beads along hem and knotted cord closure with glass bead tassels. Whitaker Auctions by avis