Zigi Rauschenberg is a Private Vintage Archive for Fashion and Costumes based in Zurich. It includes pieces from 1870 until 1990 with a specialization in formal wear. 


We are moving into our own Showroom!
Contact us for private appointments and upcoming events



Zigi Rauschenberg was started by Sophie Eleanore in 2020 as a private Vintage Archive that includes pieces from the late 19th to the late 20th century. 

As an avid young collector of antique and vintage gowns, her private collection has grown significantly over the last ten years and now includes many rare couture pieces made primarily from natural fibers. Always having been interested in vintage and antique garments, starting with a more practical approach as pieces of wearable art or part of her wardrobe, she started to specialize on formal attire with often having a juxtaposition between ornate and camp. Now the collection also includes historical pieces which are not for wear but exhibition objects in a museal context or study pieces. 

The pieces are available to interested professionals as referential objects in regards to their designs and fabrics and in certain instances can also be booked for fashion shootings or other creative projects.

Textile and
Fashion Research

Focus Piece at the Moment 

Silk Set made from a 19th Century Dragon Robe from China for a Costume Ball in Switzerland (1910)


Upcoming Projects


November 2021
Opening Showroom


Video performance with Emma Lou Hermann
Marketing and Communication Advisement as Board Member for the Swiss Textile Collection