Razzle-Dazzle Costumes and Couture from the Mitzi Gaynor CollectionMay 27, 2020 13:00 EDT - Jun 10, 2020 13:00 EDT
A well-known American actress, dancer, and singer, Mitzi Gaynor was born Francesca Marlene de Czanyi von Gerber on September 4, 1931. Her notable movies include South Pacific and There’s No Business Like Show Business. She also performed in nightclub and concert venues across the United States and Canada. Highlighted in the upcoming sale of costumes and couture from the Mitzi Gaynor Collection, offered by Bonhams, is a Gaynor gown worn for a 1978 CBS television special. Designed by Bob Mackie, the gown has a mint green fitted bodice, a full skirt, and arm puffs. Another available piece designed by Mackie is a two-piece lavender dress with waterfall sleeves and a large skirt. The dress is embellished with white and pink flowers and metallic leaves. Channeling Marie Antoinette with a white wig, Mitzi wore this piece for a musical comedy sketch titled “The History of the Dance.”
This auction will also present a group of Gaynor vintage jade figures, porcelain snuff bottles, and small hardstone carvings. To view the complete catalog and register to bid online, visit Bonhams.
Lot Categories:Couture & Textiles (79)
# of Lots:79
Price Range:$200 - $2,000
Interesting lots include:
|Item Image||Item Name||Estimate|
|A Mitzi Gaynor Gown Worn On Mitzi...What's Hot, What's Not, Designed By Bob Mackie||
|A Mitzi Gaynor Ball Gown Worn On Mitzi...What's Hot, What's Not, Designed By Bob Mackie||
|A Mitzi Gaynor Group Of Vintage Carved Hardstone Figures, Snuff Bottles, And Other Decorative Pieces||
|A Mitzi Gaynor Dress Designed By Arnold Scaasi||
|A Mitzi Gaynor Stage-Worn Beaded Mini-Dress Designed By Bob Mackie||
- Couture & Textiles
- Women's Clothing & Accessories
- Arnold Scaasi
- Bob Mackie
- Mitzi Gaynor
- Robert Carlton
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