André Leon Talley’s exclusive fashion items will be auctioned for a good cause at Christie’s.
Throughout his life and career as a fashion journalist and editor, André Leon Talley, who died just a year ago, collected haute couture clothing and fashion accessories, interior design items and other subjects. This extraordinary collection is now on sale at Christie’s, celebrating no less than five decades of fashion history.
World fashion legend André Leon Talley was the first black journalist to rise to the coveted position of creative director of an equally legendary American publication. Vogue magazine. But this pioneer with an extraordinary sense of humor was also – and above all – known for his passion for fashion and beauty in its many and varied forms. This is evident in the extensive collection he amassed over his lifetime, which is now on an international tour, which began on January 18 before being auctioned in physical and online sales in February.”
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“As a whole, the collection is imbued with glamor as well as Talley’s intellectual curiosity, reflecting his decades-long relationships with iconic designers, including many stocks gifted to him by Karl Lagerfeld, Manolo Blahnik, Miuccia Prada, Ralph Rucci and others,” Christie’s explained in a statement. for the public. But this collection goes far beyond the legendary fashion editor’s passion for haute couture and ready-to-wear, encompassing a host of other items, such as objets d’art, crockery and sketches.
In total, no less than five decades of fashion are celebrated in this superb collection, encompassing a diverse range of influences and references, from his grandmother to two of his former collaborators, Anna Wintour and Diane Vreeland, as well as the fashion designer Diane von Fürstenberg, who over the years became a friend.
“André Leon Talley’s fashion sensibility was unique and timeless. He was categorically chic, and the collection he amassed throughout his life was unlike any other. We are extremely delighted to curate this collection of items from his homes, a selection that showcases Talley’s endless love for all things beautiful. From monogrammed Louis Vuitton suitcases to custom Tom Ford caftans, each lot is imbued with meaning and connected to his incredible persona and legacy, which continue to inspire us all,” said Elizabeth Seigel, Head of Private and Cult Collections at Christie’s.
The André Leon Talley Collection will be auctioned at Christie’s New York on February 15th, followed by two online sales ending on February 16th and 17th. Meanwhile, a selection of the most famous pieces will be on display during an international tour that began in Palm Beach, Florida on January 18th and will end in Paris on January 26th. Proceeds from sales will be donated to causes André Leon Talley supported during his lifetime, including the Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York.
(This story was published by AFP Relaxnews)
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