JULIEN'S AUCTIONS IS PROUD TO PRESENT OUR “TREASURES FROM THE ARCHIVES OF NOLAN MILLER AND MARK ZUNINO" ONLINE ONLY AUCTION TAKING PLACE EXCLUSIVELY AT JULIEN'S LIVE AND CONCLUDING ON MONDAY, AUGUST 2ND.
Nolan Miller and Mark Zunino’s lives and designs epitomize Hollywood Glamour. While Miller not only designed garments for the original leading ladies of cinema, he also developed close friendships with Barbara Stanwyck, Ginger Rogers, Lana Turner, Susan Hayward, Bette Davis, Jane Wyman, Lucille Ball, Sophia Loren, Joan Crawford, and Elizabeth Taylor, to name a few. Dame Joan Collins stated, “All of these STARS loved him, as I did.”
He brought the fashion fantasy previously reserved for film to television and established a working relationship and friendship with Aaron Spelling. Nolan Miller would create his most iconic and memorable looks for the Aaron Spelling Productions television series Dynasty, which ran from 1981 to 1989. Zunino began as Miller’s protégé and worked closely with him throughout his life. After the passing of Miller, Zunino continued the Hollywood fashion legacy by not only designing luxurious garments for stars that were dressed by Miller, but also for a new generation of stars, including Beyonce, Britney Spears, Angelina Jolie, Sofia Vergara, and Jennifer Lopez.
The auction is an intimate glance into these glamorous lives with over 150 lots. The sale includes many costume sketches, among them renderings of Dame Joan Collins, Linda Evans, Ann-Margret, Lana Turner, Elizabeth Taylor, Barbra Streisand, Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Sofia Vergara, and Britney Spears. These include watercolor on board, marker, and preliminary sketches that explore the design process. The sale also includes Mark Zunino Atelier celebrity worn gowns, photographs of celebrities, Nolan Miller’s embossed leather bound scripts, and decorative arts.
The auction is now online for advance bidding and the auction will start closing in real time and in lot order on Monday, August 2nd.