– By Andrea Mestrovic –
Suzy Menkes, the fierce fashion critic, journalist and international fashion editor of the soon-to-launch International New York Times, has a wardrobe everyone dreams about. With vintage tuxedo trouser suits by Yves Saint Laurent, Ossie Clark dresses from the 1970s’ and a personalized Chanel clutch, Menkes possesses more than a few significant fashion artifacts. Fortunately for us fashion aficionados, she has decided to give these clothes a second chance at life by auctioning them off at Christie’s.
From July 11 until July 22, christies.com will host a sale featuring the most powerful pieces from the glamazon’s cosmic collection – everything from Paul Smith multi-coloured trench coat, and Christian Lacroix printed silk two-piece power suite, to the notorious Bill Gibb suede leather coat embroidered with peacocks and Yves Saint Laurent Le Soleil jacket.
Pat Frost, Christie’s fashion department director, is thrilled with the line-up, calling it “something beyond the ordinary”, and with prices starting at £200 it’s also fairly affordable. So make sure to mark your calendars, grab your paddles and let the bidding commence!
Here’s a sneak peek at a few of the pieces headed to Christie’s:
Andrea Mestrovic is a multi-lingual, multi-talented, but modest multi-tasker who has lived on both sides of the Atlantic. Andrea has a sure-footed instinct for discovering magnificent finds all over the globe. You can follow her on twitter @AndreaMestrovic or read all her posts on oliviapalermo.com/author/andrea