Ex-darlings available for auction

Tuesday is the day that Kerry Taylor Auctions in London will sell some curious items that used to belong to the late Diana Vreeland in the sale Passion for Fashion. A friend passed me the news, knowing I am a big fan of the “divine!” diva and former editor in chief of Vogue. {see also my post One good life – Diana Vreeland of March 11}

Browsing through the catalogue I came across this wonderful wool coat of the former style icon. An astrakhan lined swagger, that would do me a world of good ;-). The idea of wearing a piece of clothing pre-owned by Diana is a fans fantasy, a practical fan that is. The other items I find more difficult to match with my personal lifestyle: the black velvet Yves Saint Laurent evening jacket with elaborate jewelled borders would go nowhere, and a smoke in the 20-inch cigarette holder could easily end up in mayhem.

But, as the labels show: they are the Real Thing. So they are desirable, wannahaves, Lot Numbers. In Passion for Fashion are more fashion icons for sale, adorable dresses by famous designers. Expensive gowns for a priceless impression, red carpet style.

And if you’re a different size, or don’t do red carpets, you can opt for a vintage Kelly bag by Hermès. Pre-loved and -again- priceless. Black ostrich, white whaleskin, caramel lizard, orange crocodile… have a look, they’re gorgeous and as good new… after lifetime in a safe probably: Estimate auction prices range from £400 to £15.000.

Passion for Fashion Auction – Tuesday 25th June 2013 – 2pm – Kerry Taylor Auctions – London  http://www.kerrytaylorauctions.com/

About Wilma Tichelaar

relentless hunter gatherer of soothing beauty, great and small
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