The Icon - Winter 2018 Edition

6 THE icon When we talk of 1960s fashion, the names Brigitte Bardot, Twiggy, Jean Shrimpton, Audrey Hepburn and Jackie Kennedy come first to mind. TIMELESS SHARON TATE Jax pants, Mary Quant’s jumper dress, bell-bottoms, mini-skirts, colors and prints inspired by the modern art movement at the time were all the rage as celebrity, super- model and fashion melded into one kaleidoscope movement. Actress Sharon Tate remains an icon of the 1960s fashion scene. A true movie star, her trademark style of teased hair, heavily made up eyes and California hippy chick comfort was imitated by freedom seeking newly liberated women all over the world. Her role as Jennifer North in the 1967 classic “Valley of The Dolls” furthered her place in 1960s fashion and in make-up, accessories, attitude and determination. Now, with the advent of fashion blogs, social media influencers, online shopping, Pinterest and the much buzzed about connection between “Mad Men’s” Megan Draper and Tate, a new generation of Sharon Tate fans are keeping the star’s legacy alive. It’s no wonder that acclaimed film director Quentin Tarantino chose this era and Sharon Tate as the subject of his latest film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood”, to be released in 2019. 768 LUGGAGE SET A set of blue floral canvas and leather carry-on luggage. Each piece is monogrammed “ST.” Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski were photographed with the luggage while returning from their honeymoon in 1968. Tallest, 16 by 16 1/2 inches Estimate: $1,000-2,000 761 WEDDING DRESS An iv ory silk moiré mini dress worn by Shar on Tate at her London wedding to Rom an Polanski in 1968. The dress has a hi gh collar with baby blue velvet ribb ons and bows and trim emb ellishment; Juliet sleeves trimmed with ribbon, bows, and trim; a raised wais tline; and loop and fabric covered butt on closure to the back. An Alba labe l is present. Debra Tate noted, “Alb a, a custom designer of the Holl ywood elite in the 1960s, claimed amo ng her many clients the glamorous Eliza beth Taylor. My equally glamorous siste r Sharon sought the services of Alba in advance of a variety of special occa sions, including the Golden Globes and, her most important event, her wed ding.” Tate and Polanski were the emb odiment of the Swinging Sixties at their wedding; while Tate was dressed in th e mini with an intricate coiled hair do with scattered flowers and bows plac ed in her golden locks, Polanski wor e a stylish Mod suit. The wedding cere mony was held at Chelsea Registry and followed by a star-studded after part y at the Playboy Club with guests that included John and Juliet Mills, Laur ence Harvey, Joan Collins, Anthony New ley, Barbara Parkins, Candice Berg en, Michael Caine, James Fox, and Terry Downes. Estimate: $25,000-50,000 7 THE icon

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