“Experience Talley’s Legacy: Fabulous Fashion”
Standing at a stately -”, André Leon Talley left an indelible impression on the fashion industry and ushered in a new era during his time alive. His legacy will continue to influence the field for years to come; beginning with the start of the auction of his estate on January th, which will conclude online next month, followed by a live auction at Christie’s in NYC on February th.
The late renowned Vogue fashion editor and creative director, Mr. Talley, sadly passed away in leaving behind a vast selection of carefully collected fashion items that filled two homes. These will be made available for purchase at the upcoming live sale, which includes a wide array of items such as haute couture pieces, handbags, jewelry, fine art, books, custom luggage, and more. This unique collection showcases pieces from celebrated designers such as Diane Von Furstenburg and Tom Ford, as well as customized caftans which were Mr. Talley’s signature look. Furthermore, letters also feature among these noteworthy items.
In addition to fashion and accessories designed by Karl Langerfeld, watches, and furniture, Christie’s is offering an array of items from the renowned designer André Talley for their upcoming auction. Given his prominent place in both fashion and pop culture, it is expected that the event will receive ample attention. Preceding the in-person auction, Christie’s will also host an online auction of items from January until February . Of particular note in the online auction is a French block printed wallpaper fragment from featuring intricate detail and highly distinctive colors. According to the item’s provenance, the wallpaper was gifted from Diane Von Furstenburg.
Karl Lagerfeld, renowned for his position as the Head of the Chanel fashion house from to his passing, and Creative Director for Fur and Leather Goods at Fendi, as well as his own globally successful label, was an incredibly active artist. An array of drawings, sketches, photographs, and prints by Mr. Lagerfeld are being offered as part of the Talley Estate sale with an estimated value ranging between $ and several thousand dollars. Moreover, a selection of exquisite jewelry is available for purchase through both online and offline channels, with values suggested to range from $, to $,.
The live auction at Christie’s, to be held on / in New York City, will feature an exquisite variety of items, including necklaces, cufflinks, watches, and even a trio of stunning Dior rhinestone brooches estimated between $,-$,. Furthermore, the auction will also include artwork from the illustrious collection of Talley, including a portrait taken by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz and presented by none other than Anna Wintour.
As Vogue colleagues and esteemed fashion icons, Anna Wintour and André Leon Talley shared a close bond during their many years together at the magazine. Talley’s collection features several artworks by celebrated Pop artist Andy Warhol, including an especially noteworthy piece titled Candy Box (True Love), a screenprint inscribed with the message “H.V.D. André Andy Warhol ” and valued between $,-$,. Additionally, Warhol created an illustration for a Vogue article authored by Talley, titled “Bridled Passion,” worth $,-$,.
The upcoming live auction at Christie’s in New York City promises to be an unparalleled opportunity for collectors far and wide. Whether it’s a classic necklace, a set of cufflinks or one of the three Dior rhinestone brooches, this exquisite selection of items from Talley’s collection is sure to be highly sought after by those with an eye for the unique and irreplaceable. This is an auction like no other, and one that should not be missed by collectors anywhere.