Christie’s To Sell Vivienne Westwood’s Personal Wardrobe

Benefitting The Vivienne Foundation, Amnesty International and Médecins Sans Frontières.

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Even though Vivienne Westwood passed at the close of 2022, the revolutionary designer’s legacy and creativity will reverberate throughout history. Taking a closer look into her life, Christie’s is gearing up to sell the designer’s personal wardrobe.

For the auction, Vivienne Westwood’s husband and the creative director of her label, Andreas Kronthaler, has curated special looks from her wardrobe to appear in two auctions. Comprising the two auctions will be over 200 lots that cover four decades of Westwood’s culture-shifting work. To note, the earliest look in the auctions comes from the designer’s FW1983/84 collection. Additionally, the auctions are set to benefit a range of charities including The Vivienne Foundation, Amnesty International and Médecins Sans Frontières.

“Vivienne Westwood’s sense of activism, art and style is embedded in each and every piece that she created. The pre-sale exhibition and auctions at Christie’s will celebrate her extraordinary vision with a selection of looks that mark significant moments not only in her career, but also in her personal life,” said Christie’s Head of Sale and Director of Private & Iconic Collections, Adrian Hume Sayer. “This will be a unique opportunity for audiences to encounter both the public and the private world of the great Dame Vivienne Westwood and to raise funds for the causes in which she so ardently believed.”

The live auction is set to take place in London on June 25, while the online auction will run from June 14 through June 28. Additionally, Christie’s will hold a free public exhibition for the collection at Christie’s London headquarters from June 14-24.

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