• The Daphne Guinness Collection auction at Christies

    Sale 4175

    The Daphne Guinness Collection

    27 June 2012, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 98

    A MAGNIFICENT BALL GOWN OF MIDNIGHT BLUE SATIN

    CHRISTIAN LACROIX

    Price Realised  

    A MAGNIFICENT BALL GOWN OF MIDNIGHT BLUE SATIN
    CHRISTIAN LACROIX
    The bodice pleated on the diagonal and trimmed with black, beaded silk bows and black paste trailing ribbons, with billowing, full skirts
    Labelled 'CHRISTIAN LACROIX, PARIS' and with vacant canvas tag


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    This is the dress that Daphne Guinness and Mario Testino fell in love with for its 'gothic' qualities. They chose it for a 2008 Vogue shoot, because they thought it so 'regal'. Daphne chose to feature it in the exhibition at the Fashion Institute of Technology, flying the flag for ballgowns, and she donated it for sale to breathe new life into it.

    Exhibited

    The Fashion Institute of Technology, Daphne Guinness, September 16th 2011-January 7th 2012.