Of all the closets we would like to rob like the Bling Ring, Diana Vreeland‘s would be near the top of the list. And now her wardrobe is going up for auction on June 25.
The legendary editor of Harpers Bazaar and Vogue was known for her amazing style and inducted to the hall of fame of the International Best-Dressed List for her lifetime contributions to the art of dressing amazingly. Later this month a group of her clothes and accessories are being sold by Kerry Taylor Auctions, a specialist in antique fashion and textiles. The house writes:
One of the most interesting collections is a group of clothes and accessories that originally belonged to the great doyenne of vintage fashion – Diana Vreeland. Her smart navy YSL pea-coat bears the discreet ribbon of the Legion d’Honneur on the collar – an honour bestowed upon by the French State for her services to fashion, something she was immensely proud of. Also by Saint Laurent is a couture be-jewelled velvet evening ensemble specially commissioned for her to wear at the Metropolitan Museum’s ‘Royal India’ exhibition opening in 1985. Cecil Beaton painted Vreeland with her favourite art-deco cigarette holder which is included in the sale.
The Vreeland collection was donated by a friend of the late editor, who had inherited some of the clothes after her death in 1989. Among the more interesting pieces on the block at the Diana Vreeland auction on the 25th is the director’s chair she used in her office at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, which has her signature DV emblazoned across the back in bright red.
Via Vogue UK/Photo: Facebook/Diana Vreeland