Christie’s auctioned off the collection of legendary fashion journalist André Leon Talley. For a long time he served as the creative director of American Vogue. Hypebae writes about it.
The collection reflects Talley’s style and includes floor-length tunics, Louis Vuitton suitcases, Gucci sunglasses, Andy Warhol pieces, Hermès Birkin bags, Tom Ford tailored kaftans and more.
“André Leon Talley’s fashion sense was unique and timeless. He was absolutely beautiful and the collection that he has built throughout his life is like no other. Each lot is steeped in meaning and connected to his extraordinary personality and legacy, which continues to inspire us all,” said Elizabeth Seigel, director of Christie’s Private and Iconic.
Proceeds from the sales will benefit Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York and the Missionary Baptist Church at Mount Sinai in Durham. The first auction will take place on February 15, followed by online auctions on February 16 and 17.
Let’s remember that during the Paris Fashion Week, Artcurial will auction items from the personal archive of the collector Didier Ludo. The event will take place on January 26, it is organized jointly with Christie’s; this is a rare case of cooperation between the two houses.