Mae West’s Fabulous Fashion Goes to Auction

The Hollywood legend's dresses, headpieces, and more will be on the block in Beverly Hills this fall.

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Several spectacular pieces worn by Mae West will be on the block in Beverly Hills on Nov. 1 and 2, 2019.
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Several spectacular pieces worn by Mae West will be on the block in Beverly Hills on Nov. 1 and 2, 2019.
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A gold tone tiara with rhinestones and painted faceted glass stage worn by Mae West as Catherine II of Russia in the 1944-45 Broadway production of "Catherine was Great" in which she wrote and starred. Accompanied by a vintage magazine tear sheer featuring West in the tiara. Head band 10 inches Height 2 1/4 inches
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A black silk dress worn by Mae West in 1952 while viewing the Navy's latest "Mae West" life-jackets. The dress has a fitted bodice with a black lace over nude souffle insert and a pleated skirt. A Jane Derby New York and Saks Fifth Avenue labels are present. Size 18.Accompanied by a copy of the image of West in the dress.
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A custom made silk chestnut maxi dress with ivory dots worn by Mae West in 1940. The dress has a fitted bodice with ivory silk taffeta collar and trim to the sleeves with a full skirt. Some hand-finishing is present. No labels present. Accompanied by an image of West wearing the dress.
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A circa 1960s custom made white silk dress printed with artistic black roses. The dress has has a fitted bodice with cowl neckline and slender skirt. Accompanied by an image of West wearing the dress.
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A hand held wood mirror frame painted ivory with gold detail used by Mae West in her 1950s Las Vegas stage show. The verso is engraved "MW." 8 by 26 1/4 inches
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An inscribed "Mae West" life preserver presented to West by Major George Gaines in 1954. The life preserver is signed by many military members. Accompanied by an image of West being presented with the life preserver. 12 by 19 by 2 1/2 inches
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A custom made heavily embellished gold lamé headdress worn by Mae West in photographs taken by G. Maillard Kesslere B.P. circa 1944 for promotional pieces for {Catherine was Great}.The gold lamé and leather headdress is heavily embellished with large topaz colored faceted glass ovals, simulated pearls, ruby red faceted and white glass, sequins, paillettes, and fringes of gold tone beads. Accompanied by an image of Mae West wearing the headdress. 14 1/2 by 19 by 7 inches
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A blonde wig with wavy hair in an updo worn by Mae West in the 1944-1945 Broadway production of "Catherine was Great." An Alfred Barris New York label is present.
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A custom made rose silk chiffon hostess gown worn by Mae West in the 1952 production of "Diamond Lil." The gown is embellished with layers of ruffles, lace baby blue satin ribbon, and bouquets of satin flowers. No labels present. Some alterations with lace present.
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A custom made scarlet red satin gown worn by Mae West in the 1950 production of "Diamond Lil." The gown has a boned bodice with puffed layered tulle sleeves and is embellished with foliate trim with ruby red bugle beads, sequins, and faceted glass in metal casing and a long skirt with layered tulle embellishment and a train. Some hand finishing present. No labels present. Rhinestone embellishment added post production. Accompanied by a red satin asymmetrical wide brim hat with feather embellishment removed, a red petticoat, and three images.
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