Christie's Auction of The Daphne Guinness Collection Sold to Benefit the Isabella Blow Foundation achieves £476,800 / $744,285 / €595,523.
New world record prices achieved for photographer Mario Testino, and designers Alexander McQueen, and Christian Lacroix at auction
Landmark auction of contemporary fashion comprising 102 lots realises four-times the pre-sale estimate, with 88% of lots sold
Bidders from 21 countries bid in person, over the telephone and online
Pat Frost, Director, Fashion and Textiles, Christie’s commented: Christie’s are delighted with the stellar results of the evening charity auction of the Daphne Guinness Collection sold to benefit the Isabella Blow Foundation, set up in memory of Isabella by Daphne. In assisting Daphne Guinness in her aim to support new fashion talent through the Foundation, Christie’s has been privileged to play a part in ensuring the future of couture. It is testament to the style and individuality of Daphne Guinness that international institutions, important designers, well-known fashion icons and private collectors bid against each other for items from her personal wardrobe.