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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.
Elizabeth Taylor‘s jewelry collection wasn’t just full of gorgeous baubles — some of her pieces have some serious history. Exhibit A: the La Peregrina pearl.
Elizabeth Taylor‘s jewelry collection was sold for a whopping $116 million with a little help from none other than Kim Kardashian.
Believe it or not, someone did. But this isn’t the kind of cold-weather accessory you’d wear around your neck — even if it would go particularly nicely with a black trench. Instead, it’s a silk scarf designed by none other than Henri Matisse.
This week Scott Schuman and Britney Spears got in trouble, Dolce & Gabbana got out of trouble, and Jessica Simpson just got paid. Christian Siriano and Rachel Zoe made headlines, too. Also, Legos!
The last thing we’d ever want to call Vanity Fair editor-in-chief Graydon Carter is square, but it’s not an adjective he’s afraid to apply to himself. Carter jokingly called himself square because, even though he co-hosted the Christie’s Bid to Save The Earth auction this week, he had never heard of its surprise musical guest, Nicki Minaj.
Last night we attended the Christie’s Green Auction and Vogue Runway to Green fashion show, and it was fancy. So fancy! The well-heeled crowd swilled champagne, bid upwards of $100,000 on items like the “Chanel couture experience“, watched Karolina Kurkova and Coco Rocha stomp down the runway, and got their groove on to Nicki Minaj. Fancy!
Fashion is pretty great on all its own, but fashion for a cause? That’s even better. Christie’s is in the midst of hosting its second annual “Bid to Save the Earth” Green Auction, and many a lustworthy item fills the catalog.
In May, famed auction house Christies was gearing up to sell a large part of Isabella Blow‘s incredible fashion collection. But in a rare twist, before the auction began, one woman took out her check book and settled the matter in one fell swoop.
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?
Now we know you were all we’re frothing rabidly over the catalogue for Christie’s upcoming auction of famed-fashionista Isabella Blow‘s fantabulous wardrobe. Issue of bidding on anything other than a hanger aside, it’s not everyday an opportunity to own a piece of fashion history comes around and for sure this one promised to be pretty epic. [...]
Isabella Blow were the best of friends. She loved his creative designs and he loved her eccentric personality and corresponding style. The two were like brother and sister, and whispers that Blow’s suicide contributed to McQueen’s circulated early on after his death. Now, their names will once again be paired with one another in a Christie’s auction this September.
Simon Doonan, creative director of Barney’s New York is a visionary and a taste maker. He’s an author, a brilliant window dresser, and a columnist. Oh, to be a fly on the wall of his office. Christie’s took that desire and ran with it for the Green Auction: A Bid to Save the Earth, which ends today.
The always chic auction house Christie’s has teamed up with NBC Universal and some of the most important people in the fashion industry to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day for “A Bid To Save The Earth,” a green auction scheduled for April 22nd.
This Thursday, March 10th, amidst the fashionable mayhem of the fall Paris fashion shows, the largest retrospective of the Yves Saint Laurent’s work will debut in an exhibition at the Petit Palais museum in Paris.