Strauss & Co’s historic Chris Levin vintage couture preview and auction

On the 16th of May 2013 at the Wanderers Club in Johannesburg, South African fashion history was made when the distinguished fine art auction house Strauss & Co. staged the first ever sale of vintage couture garments featuring 50 creations from the archives of Haute Couturier Chris Levin.

Most notable on this occasion was the purchase of 8 garments for the South African National Gallery IZIKO in Cape Town for their permanent Social History Collection.

 

 

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Thing of beauty: Chris Levin’s couture collection

This week at auction house Strauss & Co, Levin’s vintage collection was being prominently displayed amid exceptional pieces of South African art. A hand-sequined red party dress and a crimson silk Duchesse satin two-piece played tricks with light bouncing off Alexis Preller’s Choros, the painter’s exuberant tribute to a popular Brazilian music style. And despite the many years between their creations it was as if they were conceived as accompaniments.

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Fabulous Fashion at Chris Levin Auction

Last Thursday, 16 May, Strauss & Co. hosted a vintage couture auction of fashion designer Chris Levin’s most sought-after couture.

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Mark Coetzee Donates Chris Levin Designs to Iziko Museum

On the 16th May Strauss and Co. hosted an auction of the finest couture from the private collection of South African fashion legend Chris Levin.

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Strauss & Co goes Vintage with South African Haute Couture Legend, Chris Levin

April 29, 2013 Strauss & Co, in conjunction with the charity Vintage, with Love, are staging an auction of vintage couture from the personal archives of the legendary South African couturier, Chris Levin.

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VINTAGE COUTURE AUCTION

Here at ELLE we’re very excited to announce the sale of The Chris Levin Collection, this Thursday by Strauss & Co. auction house.Chris Levin’s name has become synonymous with haute couture in South Africa. His reputation was built on quality, luxurious fabrics and attention to detail.

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Vintage Levin

Lore Watterson - Classicfeel Legendary South African designer Chris Levin, in conjunction with auction powerhouse Strauss & Co., is staging South Africas first-ever vintage couture auction. Classicfeel spoke to Chris Levin about his decision to host the auction and his life as one of South Africas top fashion designers.