Visionaire magazine complete set sells for $16,000

A complete set of the first 56 issues of ground-breaking fashion magazine Visionaire has sold for $16,250.

It was among the headline lots of a sale of rare books at Heritage Auctions in Dallas.

Visionaire magazine
Visionaire magazine is hugely popular within the fashion industry

First published in 1991, the magazine typically works with a guest designer for each issue. This has resulted in a wild mix of formats and materials, from lightboxes to leather.

Among the examples in the collection are covers by Alexander McQueen, Louis Vuitton and Mario Testino.

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld is among the publication's many industry fans. He explained: "Fashions rise and fashions set, but Visionaire continues to shine with its unperturbed new visions, influenced by nobody, influencing them all."

Mark Twain's The Adventures of Tom Sawyer (published under his real name Samuel Langhorne Clemens) made $13,750.

Published in 1878, it's the first US edition of the book. Twain is regarded as one of the greatest American authors. Many regard this book as his magnum opus.

We have this phenomenal signed programme from Mark Twain for sale, click here to take a look.

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