With the sale of the Didier Ludot collection, staged for the first time in Paris, in association with Kerry Taylor Auctions, Sotheby’s rose splendidly to the challenge of Haute Couture in Paris. The finest models in Paris Fashion Week were paraded at the Galerie Charpentier. The final total came to €966,259 / $1,069,533, after an estimate of €285,000-415,000 and 100% of the lots were sold: a feat that won the auctioneer the white gloves at the end of the sale. Didier Ludot said, ‘I am extremely happy about my collaboration with Sotheby’s. A number of pieces really took off, while others remained at affordable prices. I like the idea of these models setting out on a new life.’ According to Camille de Foresta, the auctioneer for the sale, and Florent Jeanniard, specialist in 20th century design, ‘These majestic results reflect the huge enthusiasm of the international market for Haute Couture. It is a universal discipline tha

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