Fashion

Susy Menkes Auctions Her Wardrobe

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Write down on the agenda: from 11 to 22 July, Christie’s will auction online more than 80 pieces from Suzy Menkes’ wonderful personal collection, with prices starting at £ 200. Among the treasures of the lot, there is a Chanel bag personalized with the name of the journalist in the place of CC logo, and a classic Yves Saint Laurent ivory suit.

 

Menkes says she never donated, given or thrown anything out of her closet since 1964. “If I had a large open space in my home, I would dedicate it, like an art gallery, to my collection. But there is something sad about clothes laid in a tomb of trunks. They need to live again, and this auction provides the opportunity for them to walk out in the sunshine, to dance the night away and to give someone else the joy that they gave to me.”

To the Auction: Christie’s

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