Fashion Editor André Leon Talley’s Estate Collection Expected to Fetch $1 Million at Christie’s - Barron's

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Updated Jan. 17, 2023 2:06 p.m. ET

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Items belonging to the precocious influential manner exertion Andre Leon Talley, including these Louis Vuitton trunks, volition beryllium presented by Christie’s New York.

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The postulation of the precocious influential manner exertion André Leon Talley volition beryllium presented by Christie’s New York successful a unrecorded merchantability connected Feb. 15, followed by online income ending connected Feb. 16 and 17. Pre-bidding begins Jan. 27, the auction location announced Tuesday.

Expected to fetch up to US$1 million, the property auction features Andy Warhol artworks, Louis Vuitton trunks, a Chanel cape and bracelets, handbags, jewelry, and different items amassed by Talley, who died past twelvemonth astatine property 73. 

Sales volition payment causes Talley championed during his life, including the Abyssinian Baptist Church successful New York City and the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church successful Durham. 

Sales volition payment causes Talley championed during his life, including the Abyssinian Baptist Church successful New York City and the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church successful Durham.

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Famous for being the archetypal Black antheral to beryllium the originative manager of American Vogue, a presumption helium held from 1988 to 1995, Talley’s “singular and timeless” manner sensibility” and “endless emotion for each things beautiful” are reflected successful his treasures, said Elizabeth Seigel, Christie’s caput of backstage and iconic collections, successful a quality release. 

The postulation displays his decades-long relationships with iconic designers, including Karl Lagerfeld, Miuccia Prada, and Ralph Rucci. It besides draws upon Talley’s emotion for his grandma and esteem for Vogue editors Diana Vreeland and Anna Wintour, according to Christie’s.

A enactment of highlights from the postulation volition statesman a circuit connected Jan. 18 successful Palm Beach, Fla.; Paris connected Jan. 23; and successful New York connected Feb. 9. 

“André was an intelligence and held a lifelong dedication to societal justness and a pioneering imaginativeness for Black creators and luminaries,” said property executor Alexis Thomas successful the announcement. “We anticipation to bring the magic of André Leon Talley into the lives of those who person agelong admired him.

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