Auction for couture fashion held Saturday

October 22, 2011 (CHICAGO)

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.

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