Hindman Auctions’ Michelle Smith Couture Sale triples its estimated total & realizes over $614,000

Hindman Auctions’ Michelle Smith Couture Sale triples its estimated total & realizes over $614,000

On September 21, Hindman Auctions’ A Life in Couture: The Collection of Michelle Smith, Washington, D.C. achieved $614,156 in sales, over triple than expected. The auction saw incredible engagement across more than 320 lots, and reached an extraordinary 99 percent sell-through rate. Exceptional J. Mendel furs and garments by Ralph Rucci, who custom designed many items for Smith, were among top lots. This offering from the collection of renowned Washington, D.C. philanthropist included garments by distinguished designers and illustrated Smith’s carefully curated selection of outstanding designs spanning more than 50 years. “We were delighted to see the way in which buyers responded to this singular collection of couture from such a trailblazing woman,” Hindman’s Director and Senior Specialist of Couture and Luxury Accessories Timothy Long shared. “From the furs to the shoes to
On September 21, Hindman Auctions’ A Life in Couture: The Collection of Michelle Smith, Washington, D.C. achieved $614,156 in sales, over triple than expected. The auction saw incredible engagement across more than 320 lots, and reached an extraordinary 99 percent sell-through rate. Exceptional J. Mendel furs and garments by Ralph Rucci, who custom designed many items for Smith, were among top lots. This offering from the collection of renowned Washington, D.C. philanthropist included garments by distinguished designers and illustrated Smith’s carefully curated selection of outstanding designs spanning more than 50 years. “We were delighted to see the way in which buyers responded to this singular collection of couture from such a trailblazing woman,” Hindman’s Director and Senior Specialist of Couture and Luxury Accessories Timothy Long shared. “From the furs to the shoes to