What's in the Daphne Guinness auction? Lacroix, McQueen and more
We're getting our first look at the items fashion collector Daphne Guinness's will be auctioning off to benefit the Isabella Blow Foundation, and they're every bit as fabulous as anticipated. One hundred fashion items like dresses, coats, skirts, tops and jackets will be auctioned off at Christies South Kensington on June 27.
The auction house released photos today of a strapless bubble dress by Christian Lacroix, a white silk mini dress by Christopher Kane and a silver minidress by Alexander McQueen, with whom Guinness was close friends. Other hot items include some of Guinness's signature Norita Tatehana heel-less shoes. Prices range from £300 to £15,000 - £20,000.
Other designer wares on the block come from Azzedine Alaia, Gareth Pugh, Lanvin, Chanel and Balenciaga. It's estimated Guinness may raise up to £100,000 for the charity dedicated to another late friend, magazine editor and icon Isabella Blow.
You can get a look at the surely museum-quality exhibit of clothes from June 23 - 27.
According to her latest tweets, Guinness isn't letting the auction slow her down. There's rumors that she's recording an album. She said that she was "recording again" at the famous Abbey Road recording studio.