Loris Azzaro Vintage Clothing

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2015-06-26 10:37:49

Loris Azzaro Vintage Clothing is vintage fashion created by the French designer Loris Azzaro.

Brief history and description

Loris Azzaro (born 9th February 1933) was a French fashion designer who first established his fashion house in 1962. By the late 1960’s, he had already established a world-renowned reputation for quality, which endured throughout his long career.

Azzaro is famous for his many fragrances, and established clothing lines for both men and women, together with accessories. He is also known for his red-carpet designs, which have adorned many of the world’s most famous women.

The designer died on 20th November 2003, at the age of 70.

Guide for collectors

Azzaro’s work is popular amongst collectors, and has featured at both specialist and well-known mainstream auctioneers.

Vintage Loris Azzaro pieces have also been seen to appear at online auctioneers such as eBay, though as with all online purchases, prospective collectors are strongly advised to correctly assess the authenticity of a particular piece before purchasing.

Further information on Azzaro’s clothing can be found at the website Azzaro-Couture, which features an online boutique, stockist information, contact information and the option to sign up to an exclusive newsletter.

Value

Loris Azzaro vintage clothing has been seen to reach high prices at auction, as evidenced by the sale of a strapless Loris Azzaro blue/grey ombre dyed evening gown dated from the 1970’s for $2,000 on 21st April 2004 from Doyle New York.

Elsewhere, they have also sold for hundreds of dollars, as shown in the sale of a Loris Azzaro kimono style sequin evening gown, also dated from the 1970’s, which auctioned for $750 from Leslie Hindman Auctioneers on 20th September 2011.

At the lower end of the price scale, vintage Loris Azzaro pieces have sold for prices in the region of $100-300, such as the sale of a Loris Azzaro red crepe silk and sequinned strapless gown dated from the 1980’s, which auctioned from Leslie Hindman Auctioneers on 2nd September 2009 for $200.

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