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Patricia Frost joined Christie's in 1986, following her BA in English Literature from the University of Cambridge. After working in the Chairman's office for two years, she moved to the Textiles Department as an administrator and cataloguer. Her area of expertise is fashion, costume and textiles, not only European but also Asian & Islamic. In 1995, she became an Associate Director and also introduced the popular 20th Century Fashion auctions. In 1997, Pat set up the Oriental and Islamic Textile Department, as well as being in charge of the French Initiative for Christie's South Kensington. In November 1999, Pat became head of the European and Oriental Department as well as continuing to head the Oriental Textile Department. Between 2000 and 2005, Pat was Business Manager for Asian Art in Europe, coordinating sales and marketing and strategy for Chinese, Japanese and Islamic Art, as well as Antiquities. Pat returned to the Textile Department as Senior Specialist and Head of Department in 2005. She has contributed to several books on textiles and is the author of The Millers Guide to Collecting Textiles. Recent highlights have included working on the Elizabeth Taylor Collection from catalogue to sale as well as the June 2012 Daphne Guinness sale, in which Daphne sold part of her McQueen wardrobe to benefit the Isabella Blow Foundation.
Clare Borthwick began her career at Christie’s in 2007 as a Graduate Intern in the Costume and Textiles Department. She subsequently transferred to the role of Administrator within the Books Department, working both at South Kensington and at King Street, before returning to the Costume and Textiles department as Junior Specialist in 2009. Within this role, she specialised in European textiles from the 17th century, which formed part of regular Masters and Makers sales, Louis Vuitton trunks and luggage for the Style and Spirit sales, as well as cataloguing historical costume and 20th century vintage couture for the annual Fashion Through the Ages sale. For the last three years, she has headed up the handbag section of the bi-annual Elegance sales, which featured up to seventy lots of Hermès handbags and a selection of fine jewels. She was also responsible for valuing and cataloguing Elizabeth Taylor’s accessories wardrobe, which formed part of the landmark series of sales in New York in December 2011. In her capacity as Associate Specialist, in the recently launched Vintage Couture & Luxury Handbags Department, Clare is responsible for the cataloguing of vintage couture from the early 20th century, as well as exclusive 21st century pieces from designers, such as McQueen and luxury accessories, including Hermès handbags and Louis Vuitton luggage. Clare received her Bachelor of Arts Honours degree in Printed Textiles from the University for the Creative Arts in 2006.