The Collection of André Leon Talley

  • Event date 27 January - 16 February
  • Event location New York & Online

This February, Christie’s New York is proud to present the collection of the legendary fashion editor André Leon Talley. As the first Black man to hold the title of Creative Director of American Vogue, Mr. Talley held a rarefied status in the fashion industry. His discerning taste extended well beyond fashion, as reflected in his personal trove which includes haute couture, handbags, jewellery, fine art, literature and the decorative arts. The collection is both glamourous and intimate, reflecting his decades-long relationships with fellow icons including Karl Lagerfeld, Diane von Furstenberg, Ralph Rucci, Tom Ford, Diana Vreeland and Anna Wintour.

Proceeds from the live and online auctions will benefit the Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York and Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina; both of which were close to Mr. Talley’s heart.

The Collection of André Leon Talley will be sold in a live sale on 15 February and an online sale from 27 January – 16 February. A selection of highlights will begin a global tour in Palm Beach, from 18–28 January; continue in Paris, from 19–24 January; and conclude in New York in advance of the sale. 

 

The collection of Andre-Leon-Talley

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The Collection of Andre Leon Talley

Trailblazer, fashion icon, creative force: the collection of André Leon Talley

The personal collection of the famed Vogue editor and fashion icon showcases his diverse interests and pioneering sense of style

Tour information

Christie's Palm Beach

Palm Beach

Location
Christie's Palm Beach
247 Worth Avenue
Palm Beach, FL 33480

Viewing
18–28 January

Tuesday – Saturday, 11am – 5pm
Closed Sunday and Monday

Christie's Paris

Paris

Location
Christie’s Paris
9 Avenue Matignon
75008 Paris

Viewing
19–24 January

Monday – Saturday, 10am – 6pm
Sunday, 2pm – 6pm

Christie's New York

New York

Location
Christie's New York
20 Rockefeller Plaza
New York, New York


Viewing
10–14 February

Monday – Saturday, 10am – 5pm
Sunday, 1pm – 5pm