Christie’s announced a first for the international fashion world: the single-owner online-only auction of IN MY FASHION: The Suzy Menkes Collection, which will open for bids on 11th July and run for two weeks until 22th July 2013.
Awarded an O.B.E by Her Majesty the Queen (Order of the British Empire) for her services to journalism in 2005, and made a Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur in France the same year, Suzy Menkes is an iconic fashion journalist who is held in the highest esteem by designers, models, fellow journalists and fashion followers around the globe. Comprising just over 80 lots, the collection features an inspiring array of dresses, coats, skirts, tops, jackets and accessories by a cross spectrum of the most revered names in fashion from Ossie Clark and Emilio Pucci, to Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Lacroix. All the pieces highlight Suzy’s beliefs that colour and pattern make every day joyous and that clothes are like friends: they have to complement your personality, your hopes and desires. Estimates for individual lots start at £200, with the majority on offer for under £1,000. The star lot of the sale is an Yves Saint Laurent cocktail jacket from his 1980 collection ‘le soleil’ (estimate: £1,000-2,000).
Suzy Menkes noted:
“I have never thrown anything out of my wardrobe since 1964. If I had a large open space in my home, I would dedicate it, like an art gallery, to my collection. But there is something sad about clothes laid in a tomb of trunks. They need to live again and this auction provides the opportunity for them to walk out in the sunshine, to dance the night away and to give someone else the joy that they gave to me.”
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