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With all the current calling out against unpaid internships this seems a little counterintuitive. Then again, it’s KARL FREAKIN’ LAGERFELD.
If your closet is calling for designer collectibles, you’re in luck. On the heels of being named international fashion editor for the newly-minted International New York Times, famed fashion critic and editor Suzy Menkes is auctioning off her personal wardrobe at Christie’s. The auction will feature over 80 rare designer pieces, which she has collected over the span of her storied career.
Jenna Lyons is auctioning off her precious time in the name of charity, but it won’t come cheap.
On Wednesday, a pair of green slippers with pink stripes that have presumably graced the feet of beheaded French Queen Marie Antoinette have sold for $81,275 at the Paris Drouot auction house.
And we thought we had already seen the world’s most expensive top! A war shirt worn by Nez Perce Chief Joseph circa 1877 just sold at auction for a whopping $877,500.
What’s a brand to do when some of its most iconic pieces are set to be auctioned off? Get in the game and buy them back, of course. That’s what French shoemaker Roger Vivier had to do this week to recover some of its greatest work — and in the process, it turned one pair in the most expensive shoes in the world.
The US Marshals office is auctioning off hundreds of designer shoes, garments and accessories that once belonged to convicted embezzler Sue Sachdeva. And the bids on some of the many brand-new items are lower than what you’d see at a VIP sample sale.
In her first official public appearance in 1981, Princess Diana wore a black taffeta dress made by designers David and Elizabeth Emanuel. The dressed instantly caused drama amongst the British royalty, who considered black to be a color reserved for funerals rather than celebrations. This dress is now up for auction — but there’s a twist…
Supermodel Christie Brinkley has auctioned off her Armani wedding dress which she wore for her 1996 wedding to businessman Peter Cook. The couple split after Brinkley claimed Cook was addicted to porn and had an affair with his underage assistant in 2004.