Event Date29 November 10:00 AM - 6 December 11:00 AM EST | Online auction 21784

The Greats: Streetwear, Sneakers & Collectibles

New York
The Greats: Streetwear, Sneakers & Collectibles

Sale Overview

What defines ‘Great’ is quality or eminence considerably above average. For the inaugural auction under the new department at Christie’s — Sneakers, Streetwear and Collectibles — we are proud to present The Greats, a curated collection of some of the greatest examples of sneakers, streetwear and collectibles from contemporary culture.

From sneakers designed for, worn, and signed by some of the great athletes of our time, Serena Williams and Michael Jordan, created by some of the great design icons of our time, Virgil Abloh and Tinker Hatfield, to streetwear representative of the great brands that defined the movement, Supreme, to collectibles, across a varying degree of genres — art, design and sports history, that defined movements and a new wave of contemporary collecting, this sale is a taste of what is to come, as we embark on the journey of the Sneakers, Streetwear and Collectibles department here at Christie’s.

Auction times
29 Nov 10:00 AM (EST)

Our specialist’s selection

Brought to you by

Caitlin Donovan

Caitlin Donovan

VP, Head of Department | Sneakers, Streetwear & Collectibles

Caitlin Donovan is the Vice President, Head of Department, Americas, for the Christie’s Handbags & Accessories Department, and Head of Department for Sneakers, Streetwear & Collectibles, based in New York City. Caitlin is responsible for sourcing, curating and selling all US based Handbags & Accessories Auctions, recently founding Sneakers Streetwear and Collectibles, sourcing, curating and selling these sales globally, supporting US clients overseas, as well as working with clients to manage their private collections. In addition to sourcing and curating auctions, Caitlin has extensive experience in authenticating and cataloguing luxury goods. Prior to joining Christie’s in 2014, Caitlin was a Specialist based in New York City. Before entering the auction world, Caitlin worked as the Director of Sales and Marketing for the handbag company Holly Caldwell LLC and as the Director of Education for Women Corporate Directors, launching chapters of the organization around the world. Caitlin speaks frequently on her expertise of the Handbags & Accessories, Sneakers and Streetwear markets, featured and quoted in numerous publications online, in print and on television. Born and raised in Manhattan, Caitlin holds a B.A. in History and Sociology from Vanderbilt University.
Jacob Foster

Jacob Foster

Junior Specialist | Sneakers, Streetwear & Collectibles

Jacob Foster is the Junior Specialist for the Christie’s Sneakers, Streetwear & Collectibles Department. Jacob is responsible for business-getting, cataloguing, overseeing auction production, and private sales. Jacob has extensive experience in authenticating and pricing sneakers and streetwear, starting his own business which was featured in the Wall Street Journal in 2021. Originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jacob spent 10 years living in Lausanne, Switzerland. Jacob holds a Global Business degree from Trinity College Dublin where he specialized in strategic management and finance.

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