Fashion as an Investment

How to bank on fashion labels

Mar 2 2005
Jane Hall, Western Mail

“HERE’S a novel excuse to justify flashing the plastic – the designer dress you have been coveting could turn out to be a wise investment.

…But just as some stocks and shares historically perform better than others, so it is with fashion. Not all designer names are going to hit the financial jackpot. The trick is knowing who and what is collectible.

The sought-after designers going under the hammer at the moment include not just Halston, but Yves St Laurent, Cristobal Balenciaga, early Christian Dior and Chanel, Madeline Vionnet, Paul Pioret, Elsa Schiaparelli and Mariano Fortuny.”

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