The designer, who spent eight years at the house working under former creative director John Galliano, is offloading around 100 outfits and accessories on Oct. 9 at French auction house Ivoire’s branch in his hometown of Lyon.
Among the lots are a gown from Gianfranco Ferré’s fall 1995 couture collection for the luxury house, originally worn by German model Nadja Auermann and estimated at 5,000 euros to 6,000 euros, or $5,590 to $6,700 at current exchange.
A Ferré dress from 1994 with a hood and train, featuring a tiger pattern partially embroidered by Lesage, clearly reflects Mabille’s personal aesthetic.
Buyers will also have a chance to snap up some of Galliano’s most memorable creations, such as a newspaper print jacket from fall 2000 and a logo-print denim skirt with a saddle-shaped panel from the same year.
Rarities include a 1995 red runway wig designed by hair supremo Odile Gilbert, and a Fifties-era pair of black satin stilettos with a glitterball tip, designed by Roger Vivier under the Delman for Christian Dior label.
Rounding out the sale are a host of lower-priced items including hats by Stephen Jones and Philippe Model, scarves, bags, sunglasses, shoes and a pair of Galliano-era silver briefs, in addition to a smattering of creations by other designers such as Yves Saint Laurent and Isaac Mizrahi.