Auction for couture fashion held Saturday

October 22, 2011 7:29:19 AM PDT
Chicago-area residents and visitors have the chance Saturday to become the owners of couture clothing that at one time went down the historic Ebony Fashion Fair runway.

The fair is auctioning nearly 7,000 items of clothing, in addition to shoes and accessories from its archives at Leslie Hindmand Auctioneers in Chicago.

The auction will also accept call-in and online bids.

The iconic pieces were hand-selected by the late Eunice Johnson. She also directed the fair, which was once deemed the world's largest traveling fashion show.