Christies is to hold a single owner auction for the Daphne Guiness Collection which is to be sold to benefit the Isabella Blow Foundation.
The sale will take place on 27th June 2012 in the South Kensington sale room of Christies. This auction
will be one of the most glamorous of luxury
events in the London summer fashion calendar. The auction
of the collection is to include more than 100 pieces from the personal wardrobe of one of fashions most contemporary cutting edge muses. It blends the classic with the avant garde as Daphne Guiness made a name not only for her style, which was outgoing, but also as a designer and model of haute couture. Mrs Guiness purchased the entire luxury
collection of Isabella Blow in 2011 to ensure that it was preserved in its entirety. She has decided to offer some of the very best
looks from her own collection at Christies auction
to launch the charity that she set up in the memory of Isabella Blow.
The foundation was set up to continue with the world of Izzy and to support all new and emerging talent when it comes to fashion and art meeting. The foundation is championed by Daphne with some of the funds generated from the foundation being donated to mental health charities.
The Director of the luxury
fashion department at Christies auction
said that they were delighted to be able to offer the fashion world an incredible one off opportunity to purchase some of the very best
and most iconic haute couture of the early 21st century. The auction
will consist of some of the exceptional designs from designers such as Chanel and McQueen along with many others.Christies have a superb reputation for holding auctions featuring some of the very best
and most important collections in the world. These have been anything from art to jewelry and furniture to haute couture. One of the most recent of auctions at Christies was the four day sale of the collection of Elizabeth Taylors jewelry. This was one of the most valuable private collections of fashion and jewels ever to be sold at any auction
. Over the years Christies have held many auctions for single owner fashion collections including the personal property belonging to Marilyn Monroe and dresses belonging to Lady Diana Princess of Wales.