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Clearly not everyone in America is still feeling the strain of the recession. Early this week someone very, very wealthy bought a handbag for over $200,000 at an auction in Dallas, breaking the world record for the highest amount of money ever bid on a purse.
Amy Winhouse‘s place in fashion history has been secured! A Chilean fashion museum shelled out tens of thousands of dollars for the dress the late singer wore on the cover of her hit 2006 Back to Black.
Who knew one person’s wardrobe could be so lucrative? After her iconic white dress from from The Seven Year Itch sold for millions this summer, another dress Marilyn Monroe wore has brought home a pretty hefty sum.
Debbie Reynolds might be as famous for being in movies as she is for collecting costumes from them. The flame-haired actress owns everything from the iconic white halter dress Marilyn Monroe wore in The Seven Year Itch to Elizabeth Taylor‘s headdress from Cleopatra. And later this month, she plans to sell many of her pieces of Hollywood history to the highest bidder.
Back in June we reported that the FBI was intent on auctioning off all the jewelry that scumbag con artist Raffaello Follieri bought for his then-girlfriend Anne Hathaway. The auction is currently live, and anyone can get his or her starstruck hands on the glorious bounty of jewels that Follieri bought Hathaway before he was sent to prison. But instead of the heavy influx of money we expected Hathaway’s jewels to get, it turns out that bulk of the money is being thrown at Follieri’s Audemars Piguet collection.
Some of Richard Avedon’s iconic work will be sold at auction this fall, so what better time for a mini-retrospective of his greatest fashion photography?
Marilyn Monroe is known for a lot of things — movies, songs, singing Happy Birthday to President Kennedy and the creation of countless high points in American culture and fashion. And the clothes she wore along the way are worth their weight in gold and then some. Proof of their value? The iconic pink satin dress the triple threat wore to sing Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend in the movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes fetched $319,000 at auction last week.
Looking to lend a little authenticity to your J. Brand Houlihans and surplus jacket? Forget the Arturo Fuente (Hemingway‘s cigar of choice) and 5-barrel shot gun, and break out your bidding paddles because word is Uncle Sam has got a garage full of tiger heads he’s dying to get rid of.
We’re all for raising funds for a good cause but gadzooks!! It looks like someone really, really wants to intern at Vogue. So much so, they’re willing to pay $23,000 for the chance.