Fabulous Fashion at Chris Levin Auction

Classicfeel is pleased to announce that the event was a resounding success, with the top piece fetching R7200. The piece, a stunning black and russet evening dress was a surprising, but well-deserving winner. Other top selling pieces were a black pure wool crepe cocktail dress and jacket which went for R6000 and a collection of designs for South African opera singer, Mimi Coertse’s various gala events which went for R4200.

The auction attracted some of South Africa’s most glamourous, as well as top art connoisseurs and buyers.Classicfeel is delighted at the success of South Africa’s first vintage couture auction and is glad to see that a passion for beautiful clothes is still alive and kicking in the country.

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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.