Yes, I know you can find piles of clothing on the high street influenced by the styles of designers past – but there's nothing quite like owning an original. The quality, the material, those tiny little details and of course the label, all contribute to making an original vintage piece seriously collectable.
If you want an iconic piece of fashion, now's your chance. Christie's have announced a 20th century fashion and accessories auction for Wednesday 8th March 2006 at 85 Old Brompton Road, London.
The selections cover fashions from the start of the century up to the 1980s, taking in everything from Edwardian lingerie to Vivienne Westwood "punk" fashion, not to mention all kinds of weird and wonderful creations from the likes of Ossie Clarke, Mary Quant, Jean Muir, Biba and just about every big name fashion house in existence.
Some might seem pricey, but vintage classics rarely lose value – and are often a very shrewd investment.
Find out more and browse the sale items at www.christies.com