Wednesday, September 14, 2011
I did come away with a black and white silk evening scarf that belonged to the late actor John Barrymore and was given to Fairbanks on the occasion of his 90th birthday along with a letter from Barrymore's fourth and final wife attesting to its provenance. Once the scarf arrives in San Francisco it will join the ASW store as one of the first items in a new Rarities category of one of a kind and other interesting clothing-related things.
From the auction, I made my way to Tender Buttons, New York's fine button store, where I got to see Millicent Safro's collection of enamelled jacket buttons from the estate of the late Duke of Windsor (hopefully the photos will be deemed usable when they are looked at tomorrow).
It was a good day.