Earlier this month, Daphne Guinness announced that she would auction off pieces from her extensive wardrobe to raise funds for The Isabella Blow Foundation. Last night at Christie’s in London, Guinness did just that — and sold all 102 lots for nearly $600,000.
It was believed Guinness’s items would sell for about $125,000 total, the Daily Telegraph reports. That’s nothing, considering that those lots contained gowns from Alexander McQueen and Christian Lacroix and photographs by Mario Testino. The night’s biggest lot was a portrait of Guinness lensed by Testino for British Vogue in 2008, which fetched around $166,000.
Guinness revealed that Lady Gaga won several lots, but remains mum about the specific pieces:
“As I watched the auction from invisible wings this evening, I crossed my fingers and toes. I’m particularly moved by Lady Gaga’s support for the Foundation. I like her very much, and it’s lovely to see the nascent beginnings of something that may help other people.”
On a related note, who knew that Guinness and Kate Middleton would have something in common?