The Canada 150 Auction

June 27, 2017

LOT 675

Lot 675

Pierre Elliot Trudeau Paper Campaign Dress, 1968

Pierre Elliot Trudeau Paper Campaign Dress, 1968
Lot 675 Details
Pierre Elliot Trudeau Paper Campaign Dress, 1968

sleeveless A-line dress of printed cellulose fabric

Estimate $1,000-$1,500

Realised: $2,880
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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Pierre Elliot Trudeau Paper Campaign Dress, 1968
  • Pierre Elliot Trudeau Paper Campaign Dress, 1968

Trudeau mania swept the country the summer of 1968. Not since Wilfrid Laurier had Canada seen such a charismatic politician - and dapper dresser. Trudeau’s good looks and charm were unrivaled, and his ideas to unite a divided nation were particularly popular among young voters. With a platform based on unification, justice and equality, Trudeau would go on to win the popular vote.

This dress served as a wearable campaign poster for Trudeau’s bid for leadership of the Liberal Party at the 1968 convention.


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LOT 675

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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