24 posts tagged "Christie’s"
Norman Parkinson was an instrumental force in taking fashion photography out of the studio and into the street in the 1950s. Visual proof: Coming and Going, a diptych featuring Nena von Schlebrügge (a.k.a. Uma Thurman’s mom), which will go on the auction block at Christie’s in London next month. (She’s wearing, for the record, Yves Saint Laurent’s first collection for Christian Dior [Coming] and Estrava [Going].) “Norman Parkinson revolutionized the world of British fashion photography in the 1950s with images such as these, where he brought his models from the staid studio environment into the more dynamic outdoor setting—in this case the streets of London,” Christie’s specialist Mark Wilkinson tells the Telegraph. “He paved the way for others who then developed this concept, most famously, David Bailey.” The diptych is expected to fetch £3,000 to £4,000 at the September 3 auction.
Last year, Christie’s brought in $1.36 million with its annual Bid to Save the Earth live auction in New York, where attendees bid on airplane rides with Harrison Ford and a day with Bill Clinton. The auction house has equally exciting items and experiences lined up for this year’s April 11 gala (Anna and Graydon Carter, Salma Hayek and François-Henri Pinault, and Susan and David Rockefeller are among the co-chairs), but ahead of the big event, Christie’s launches an online auction this morning, powered by Charitybuzz. Tea with model Elettra Wiedemann, a limited-edition reissued vintage Fendi Baguette handbag, and an afternoon of shopping with Simon Doonan (along with $2,500 to spend at Barneys) are all in the loot, but Style.com has its eye on the six bespoke Stella McCartney bags going up for auction today. McCartney, a dedicated green activist, teamed up with five artists to create one-of-a-kind bags for the auction. Style.com has the exclusive first look at the bags, featuring art by the likes of Mr. Brainwash (pictured, above), Bunta Inoue (pictured, below), and Peter Tunney, here. The bags will be for sale this morning through April 19 on Charitybuzz.com.
Lily Safra’s Jewelry Collection To Be Auctioned, Israel Cracks Down On Overly Thin Models, And More…
Socialite and philanthropist Lily Safra (pictured) is set to put her jewelry collection, which includes 18 JAR jewels that were custom-made for her, on auction at Christie’s Geneva in May. Of the collection, international head of Christie’s jewelry department François Curiel says, “Rare…comprising the very best in all styles, periods, and makers, from the late eighteenth century all the way to modern times. It includes also the largest group of creations by JAR ever to be offered at auction.” [WWD]
Israel has imposed a new law banning extremely thin models from appearing in local ad campaigns in an effort to stop the spread of eating disorders. The law, which was passed yesterday, also mandates that publications say when an altered image is being used. [Huff Po]
The CFDA and eBay’s latest collection of custom “You Can’t Fake Fashion” totes by the likes of Tory Burch and Rachel Roy went up for sale on eBay this morning. In addition to the 76 designer totes, there are four standard styles for sale as well. [Racked]
Jason Wu has revealed that he learned English through reading fashion magazines. Wu, who moved from Taiwan to Canada when he was a kid, tells British Vogue, “I liked the pretty pictures. I just wanted to read more about what I was seeing.” [Vogue U.K.]