Daphne Guinness' Clothing Auction at Christie's Raised $744,285 for the Isabella Blow Foundation
(All photos courtesy Christie's)
Heiress and fashion muse Daphne Guinness recently auctioned of dozens of major items from her fashion collection to benefit the Isabella Blow Foundation—an organization that is dedicated to supporting the British fashion industry and sponsoring young designers. The results came in today—and turns out that Guinness raised more than $744,000! Check out some of the pieces which went for the highest prices.
These "Angel Wing" gold and black platform ankle boots, above, from Alexander McQueen's fall 2010 collection are made of black satin and embellished with bronze-gold glass beads. They're size 40 and went to the highest bidder at a final price of $23,415.
These leather studded platform boots from Alexander McQueen's spring 2000 collection feature a metal-covered heel with a large spike and decorative double-buckles. They're size 38 and went to the highest bidder at the final price of $11,708.
This black lace and sequin evening gown (unlabelled), in which Daphne Guinness was photographed for Harper's Bazaar, sold at auction for a final price of $17,561.
This 2008 Alexander McQueen sculptural metallic mini-dress, in which Daphne Guinness was photographed for Harper's Bazaar UK sold for $123,709 at final auction.
This pair of "Lady Bell" platform ankle boots by Nortiaka Tatehana are heel-less (so trendy!) and are made of floral-scroll-embossed red metallic leather. They sold at auction for $12,683.
This midnight blue ballgown by Christian Lacroix is constructed of diagonally pleated silk and beaded silk bows. It sold at final auction for $19,513.
This autumn-winter 2008-2009 Alexander McQueen gown is emellished by silver paste and glass beads. It's a size 38 and sold at auction for $133,075.
This isn't even a garment. This Chromogenic print of Daphne Guinness by Mario Testino for the March 2008 issue of British Vogue sold for $208,003 at auction.
Which item is your favorite? If you had the cash, which one would you bid for?