• Event date 20 June 2024
  • Event location London

Join us for an unforgettable evening at our next edition of Christie’s Lates, which is dedicated to celebrating the life and legacy of Dame Vivienne Westwood. Experience an exclusive exhibition of her wardrobe ahead of the live and online auctions of her personal collection. Alongside fashion, including garments, jewellery and accessories from the eponymous fashion house worn by Dame Vivienne over a 40-year period, you will see works from our upcoming sales of 20th- and 21st-century art. Set against a stunning backdrop of fashion, punk iconography and contemporary art, this free event, open to all, will feature panel discussions, performances and workshops throughout the evening. Stay tuned for the full programme in the coming weeks.

Please note all attendees must register for entry. There will be one queue for all and registering does not guarantee priority. A high volume of guests is expected and once at capacity, entry will follow a one-in, one-out system.

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Talks, tours and performances

6:15pm | East Room
Join Adrian Hume-Sayer, Director and Head of Sale, Private and Iconic Collections to learn more about iconic looks from the private wardrobe of Vivienne Westwood

6:30pm | West Room
Revolutionising Industries – Radical Strategies for a Sustainable Future
In an era of climate crisis, industries spanning agriculture to fashion are increasingly being shaped by sustainability and societal change. This panel discussion explores how any industry can adopt radical sustainability strategies and drive meaningful change. Join the discourse that reimagines traditional paradigms and chart a course toward a resilient, purpose-driven future

6:45pm | East Room
DJs for Climate Action – What we do
A short talk on what DJs for Climate Action stands for, the role of artists in the climate movement and the collaboration with Greenpeace

6:45pm | Augusta Galleries
Impressionism: 150 Years specialist-led tour
Learn about the radical Impressionist movement through a tour of the selling exhibition, Impressionism: 150 Years, with Phoebe Fenton, Impressionist and Modern Art Private Sales

7pm | East Room
DJs for Climate Action live set with Lola Villa
Lola Villa, active member of DJs for Climate Action, performs a live set featuring live elements from DJs4CA’s climate sample pack and a guided feel listening session — a sound journey within nature

7:15pm | West Room
Playing Cards for Vivienne Westwood
Artists Robin Smart and Joe Rush in conversation with Murray Macaulay, Christie's Head of Prints

7:45pm | Lower Ryder Gallery
Open-mic – hosted by Letters to the Earth
Give voice to your Letter to the Earth: share your words and ideas, turn them into poetry, song and spoken word. Hosted and live-looped by Peter Bearder, award-winning spoken word poet, author and comic

7:45pm | West Room
Philanthropy with Vivienne Westwood
John Sauven, Former Executive Director of Greenpeace UK, Sacha Deshmukh, Chief Executive Officer of Amnesty International, and Dr Natalie Roberts, Executive Director Médecins Sans Frontières in conversation

8:15pm | West Room
Vivienne Westwood: A Fashion Legacy
Prof. Jenny Tiramani, Principal of The School of Historical Dress in conversation with Patricia Frost, Textile Historian, Fashion Consultant and Head of Publications for The Textile Society, and Adrian Hume-Sayer, Director, Private and Iconic Collections

Exhibitions and other entertainment — Throughout the evening

Vivienne Westwood: The Personal Collection | Throughout the first-floor galleries

150 Years of Impressionism | Augusta Galleries

Picasso Ceramics | Duke Street Gallery

Post-War to Present | Throughout the ground-floor galleries

Highlights from the 20th/21st Century October Art auctions | St James’s Galleries

DJ set with DJs4CA | East Room
DJ set, featuring the climate soundtrack and music inspired by nature

6:30pm, 7:15pm, 8pm | Long Gallery
Creative Revolution: What's Your Plan to Save the World? Hosted by Letters to the Earth Workshop
Join Letters to the Earth co-founder Kay Michael for an interactive workshop to share your thoughts on the planetary crisis and ideas for change. Explore what matters most to you. Find your voice and community. Sign up at the door

Create: Scrolls of Letters — hosted by Letters to the Earth | King Street Gallery
Join ‘the most famous British artist that nobody knows’ Miles Glyn, artist, activist and co-creator of Extinction Rebellion's visual identity, to make giant scrolls of letters with your plans to save the world, inspired by Vivienne Westwood

Off the Wall wine ‘on tap’ pay bar | St James's Gallery
Sustainable Wine Solutions and The Vine Strategy Group present eco-friendly wines

Sipsmith pay bar | Duke Street Gallery
Enjoy a ‘sensationally sippable’ gin and tonic and an array of delicious cocktails

London Essence pay bar | King Street Gallery Annex
Discover a selection of bespoke and stylish refreshments crafted with sustainability and innovation at their core

Charity pop-ups | Front of House

Merchandise | Salon
Purchase Vivienne Westwood: The Personal Collection special-edition auction catalogue and canvas tote bag

To browse the previous editions, visit Christie’s Lates or explore on social media using the hashtag #christieslates

All attendees are required to register online, or alternatively at the door upon entry to consent to be photographed and filmed during the event. There will be one queue for all and registering does not guarantee priority entry. As soon as we hit capacity, you will be admitted on a one-in, one-out basis. We expect a high volume of guests and a queue is likely to form.

Event information

Vivienne Westwood at Christie's

Join us in London for Christie’s Lates

8 King Street
London SW1Y 6QT

Date and time
20 June 2024, 6pm – 9pm
Free entry, paid bar.

Please note all attendees must register for entry. There will be one queue for all and registering does not guarantee priority. A high volume of guests is expected and once at capacity, entry will follow a one-in, one-out system.

Meet the participants

Alison Tickell

Alison Tickell

Founder and CEO of Julie's Bicycle, Alison is an international advocate for culture and climate action, mobilising the arts sector to address the climate, nature and justice crises. She has contributed to initiatives by IFACCA, UNFCCC, G20 Culture, Creative Europe, the European Parliament and national governments. She works with Climate Heritage Network and Global Call for Culture-based Climate Action, co-chairs the Climate theme for the UK Creative Industries Council, sits on the European Heritage Hub Advisory Committee, and is a life-long Ashoka Fellow.

Amnesty International

Amnesty International UK

Working to protect people wherever justice, freedom, truth and dignity are denied. As a global movement of over ten million people, Amnesty International is the world's largest grassroots human rights organisation. They investigate and expose abuses, educate and mobilise the public, and help transform societies to create a safer, more just world.

DJs for Climate Action logo

DJs for Climate Action (DJs4CA)

Formed in 2011 by a group of DJ colleagues, DJs4CA harness the influence of electronic music and DJ culture to drive climate action. As a global community united by music and the pursuit of climate justice, they coordinate events, release original music and run campaigns to promote tangible impacts and raise funds for vital projects and communities.

Dr Natalie Roberts

Dr Natalie Roberts

Natalie became Executive Director of MSF UK in October 2022 after joining MSF in 2012. A Welsh emergency doctor, her first assignment with MSF was an emergency response to a typhoon in the Philippines. She went on to work as a medical doctor and emergency coordinator in back-to-back assignments in different situations of crisis, primarily linked to war and violence, including in Aleppo, Syria; east Ukraine; Central African Republic and north Yemen.

In 2016 she became the Head of Emergency Operations for MSF in Paris and was involved in responding to nutrition crises in Nigeria and Chad, conflict in Syria, Yemen, Gaza, and Iraq, outbreaks of Ebola, cholera and measles across the world, and supporting refugees and displaced people in Bangladesh, Libya, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Natalie holds a medical degree from Cambridge University and Imperial College, and a master’s degree in the political economy of violence and conflict from SOAS.

Gideon Mendel

Gideon Mendel

Gideon is a world-renowned photographer, artist and activist with forty years of socially engaged practice. He began as a documentary photographer but evolved his approach to address pressing global issues. His work spans significant themes, from apartheid and HIV/AIDS to the worldwide climate emergency. Gideon's projects, which include Drowning World and Burning World, highlight the human experience and physical impacts of climate change. He has received numerous awards, including the Jackson Pollock Prize for Creativity, the Eugene Smith Award, the Greenpeace Photo Award, and six World Press Awards. He was also shortlisted for the Prix Pictet in 2015 and 2019.

Jancis Robinson

Jancis Robinson OBE MW

Voted the world's most influential wine critic in 2018, Jancis is the editor-in-chief and primary contributor to the award-winning wine website JancisRobinson.com, which she founded and later sold to Recurrent Ventures. In 1984, she was the first non-trade person to pass the Master of Wine exams and has received numerous accolades, including France's Officier du Mérite Agricole, Germany's VDP highest honour, and six James Beard Awards. Awarded an OBE in 2003, she advised The Queen's Cellar until 2022 and remains a member of the Royal Household Wine Committee. Passionate about wine's diversity, she favours balance and subtlety over sheer mass, having campaigned for associated sustainability issues since 2006.

Joe Rush

Joe Rush

The legendary artist and founder of the underground travelling art collective, The Mutoid Waste Co., is known for repurposing waste into characters and their worlds. He collaborated with Vivienne Westwood on several projects, including transporting her in a chariot made of flaming car exhaust pipes at the closing ceremony of the London Paralympic Games, where she unveiled her Climate Revolution banner.

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John Sauven

A renowned British environmentalist, John started his career with Greenpeace UK in 1991 and was Executive Director from 2008 to 2022. Throughout his tenure, John played a pivotal role in shaping the charity’s commitment to defending the natural world and promoting peace. He achieved this by investigating, exposing, and confronting environmental abuses while championing environmentally responsible solutions. One of John’s many notable campaigns involved collaborating with Vivienne Westwood to prevent Shell from exploiting the Arctic. In addition to his work with Greenpeace, John holds a Professor of Practice position at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. There, he has contributed to the Harmony project, which aims to address sustainable development through a systems-based approach.

Letters to the Earth

Letters to the Earth

An award-winning creative campaign inspiring and facilitating people globally to connect with nature, advocate for the planet, and drive change. Thousands are writing letters to or from the Earth — giving voice to nature and envisioning a better future.

Lola Villa

Lola Villa

Lola is an intersectional artist and activist who explores the human experience through sound and visuals. An electronic music composer, producer, and DJ, she has performed at venues and festivals such as New York's Studio 151, Burning Man, Amsterdam's Into the Woods, Chile's Nomade, and Mexico's Dos Tierras. She draws inspiration from her Colombian homeland's landscapes, animals, and rituals and the various places she has lived. A child of the '80s, she creates hypnotic rhythms blending folkloric and synth elements. Loa is an active member of DJs4CA, advocating for radical inclusion and environmental responsibility in the music industry.

Médecins Sans Frontières

Médecins Sans Frontières

Médecins Sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders (MSF) is an international, independent, medical humanitarian organisation. MSF’s goal is to relieve suffering, save lives, reduce the spread of diseases and improve access to healthcare. MSF provides both basic and complex medical care to those who need it most, regardless of ethnicity, religion, gender or political affiliation.

MSF treats victims of armed conflict and natural disasters, fights outbreaks of infectious diseases, conducts vaccination campaigns, alleviates malnutrition, supports survivors of sexual and gender-based violence, and provides maternal and child healthcare, and mental healthcare.

Robin Smart

Red Breast & Robin Smart

Established and managed by Robin Smart in 2019, the fine art printmaking studio in London's East End specialises in lithographic, digital and printed artwork. With 28 years of experience, Robin has collaborated with emerging and established artists, developing graphic projects and limited edition prints for notable artists, including Terry Frost, Paula Rego, Joe Tilson, Chantal Joffe, Cathie Pilkington and Jadé Fadojutimi.

Sacha Deshmukh

Sacha Deshmukh

With over 20 years of experience in human rights, focussing on war-affected families, children and displaced communities, he spent six years as chair of the board of War Child UK. He was previously the vice chair of Citizens Advice England and Wales.

Sipsmith London


In 2009, Sipsmith set up London's first copper distillery in 189 years, crafting their award-winning gin by hand in small batches. Their mission was simple: to bring a London Dry Gin of truly uncompromising quality and character back to the city where gin first earned its name. With a nod to traditional hand-crafted production, Sipsmith gin combines traditional copper pot distillation with a recipe reminiscent of one created by an 18th-century master distiller. The result: the ‘sensationally sippable’ Sipsmith London Dry Gin — bold, complex and aromatic, smooth enough for a martini, yet rich and perfectly balanced for a gin and tonic.

Sustainable Wine Solutions

Sustainable Wine Solutions

Sustainable Wine Solutions supplies wine from low-intervention producers in eco-friendly returnable formats, such as returnable bottles and kegs. They champion the shift away from energy-intensive single-use glass, promoting sustainability across the wine industry.

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The London Essence Co.

The London Essence Company crafts luxurious drinks from the purest flavours, selecting the finest botanicals and gently distilling them to capture their true essence. All of the tonics, gingers and sodas are low in calories, contain no artificial sweeteners, and deliver carefully calibrated taste profiles to accentuate premium spirits or create an exquisite standalone drinking experience.

Vine Strategy Group

The Vine Strategy Group

The Vine Strategy Group was founded on the belief that the wine industry can be a force for good in the world. They specialise in guiding forward-thinking wine businesses through today's complexities, enabling them to achieve their economic, environmental and social objectives. By offering tailored solutions, they ensure their impact is rooted in a deep understanding of each client's needs and challenges.


Tom Owtram

Tom Owtram

Tom is the co-founder and Managing Director of The Vine Strategy Group. Inspired by working on a biodynamic vineyard in Provence, he left his asset management role in the commercial real estate industry to pursue a career he felt had more purpose. Tom studied International Sustainability Management, specialising in the wine industry. For the past five years, he has focused on building a global network of wine businesses to drive collective action towards sustainability. The Vine Strategy Group provides tailored support to wine businesses navigating sustainability challenges.


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