As we draw closer to the highly anticipated return of the legendary EBONY Fashion Fair Show, vintage items from the iconic fashion extravaganza will soon be available for purchase. 

On Tuesday, March 19Johnson Publishing Company will offer exclusive garments from the iconic show in a spring auction conducted by Leslie Hindman Auctioneers in Chicago. The public auction will feature 749 garments from famed designers including Yves Saint Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Missoni, Emanuel Ungaro, Emilio Pucci, Chloé and many others.

Among the highly coveted designer selections from the auction: a red chiffon Bill Blass evening gown with black lace and beading; a purple Christian Dior organza evening gown with a stole; a Givenchy evening gown made with black velvet lace and feathers; and a Paco Rabanne evening ensemble made with black feathers and lace.

For those lucky enough to catch the action in person, previews will take place over three dates: Saturday, March 16 from 10am-3pm ; Sunday, March 17 from 12pm-4pm and Monday, March 18 10am-5pm. Fashionistas outside the Chicagoland area can bid online:

Stay tuned to for more stunning images from the collection!