Christie’s Presented The Collection Of André Leon Talley

Christie’s concluded the online sale of The Collection of André Leon Talley achieving a total of $2,167,704, with collectors participating from 38 countries. The sale was 100% sold by lot 507% hammer sold above the low estimate. The live auction, which concluded yesterday and fetched $1,387,827, saw 30% of bidders were new to Christie’s, and over 40% of new registered bidders were Millennials.

The online sale saw 66% of new registrants and 74% of new buyers. The live and online sales achieved a total of $3,555,531.

The top lot of the live auction was Andy Warhol’s painting Diana Vreeland Rampant (after Jacques Louis David, Napoleon at St. Bernard) which sold for $94,500. Leading the luggage in the auction was a set of three Personalized Brown “ALT” Monogram Lacquered Canvas Suitcases by Louis Vuitton which sold for $94,500.

Many items exceeded their pre-sale estimates including a Navy Wool Deconstructed Greatcoat by Christian Dior achieved $40,320 against its low estimate of $1,000.

A Brick Red ‘Sleeping Bag” Clutch Coat from Norma Kamali sold for $25,200, 50 times its low estimate of $500. Bill Cunningham, Diana Vreeland and André Leon Talley, 1974 achieved $13,230 and was acquired by the Mint Museum of North Carolina.

During the online sale, a Bradley Theodore Portrait of Diana Vreeland sold for $40,320 against its low estimate of $3,000, additional highlights include a Black and Aubergine Silk Satin ‘Climate Revolution’ Cloak by Vivienne Westwood sold for $32,760, and an Antonio Lopez Sketch of Diana Vreeland, Paloma Picasso and André Leon Talley which sold for $25,200.

Elizabeth Seigel, Christie’s Head of Private and Iconic Collections, says: “We are all immensely proud to have overseen two sales this week that confirmed André Leon Talley’s rarefied status within the fashion world and beyond. It was especially gratifying to see the interest that generated astonishingly high bids across the board.

We have seen a tremendous number of new bidders and buyers in both sales as well as participation from Institutions. The Collection of André Leon Talley is a testament to his impeccable taste and Christie’s is thrilled to have helped achieve such strong results.”

All auction proceeds will benefit the Abyssinian Baptist Church in the City of New York and the Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Durham, two institutions close to Mr Talley’s heart.

Christie’s ‘The Collection Of André Leon Talley’
15 February | Live Sale Notable Highlights

Christie's Presented The Collection Of André Leon Talley
A Set Of Three Personalized Brown Monogram Lacquered Canvas Hardsided Suitcases Louis Vuitton, Circa 1990
Price Realized $94,500
Christie's Presented The Collection Of André Leon Talley
A Navy Wool Deconstructed Greatcoat Christian Dior Haute Couture Paris, Late 20th/Early 21st Century
Price Realized $40,320
Christie's Presented The Collection Of André Leon Talley
ALICE SPRINGS (1923-2021) André Leon Talley, ‘La Villa Vigie’, 1989
Price Realized $37,800
Christie's Presented The Collection Of André Leon Talley
A Personalized Rouge H Calf Box Leather Hac Birkin 60 With Gold Hardware Hermès, Circa 1990
Price Realized $32,760
Christie's Presented The Collection Of André Leon Talley
A Brick Red ‘Sleeping Bag’ Clutch Coat Norma Kamali, 2000s
Price Realized $25,200

Christie’s ‘The Collection Of André Leon Talley’
16 February | Online Sale Notable Highlights

Christie's Presented The Collection Of André Leon Talley
BRADLEY THEODORE (B. 1973) Portrait of Diana Vreeland
Price Realized $40,320
Christie's Presented The Collection Of André Leon Talley
A Black and Aubergine Silk Satin ‘Climate Revolution’ Cloak Vivienne Westwood, Circa 2012-2020
Price Realized $32,760
Christie's Presented The Collection Of André Leon Talley
An Umber Alligator Coat Prada
Price Realized $27,720
Christie's Presented The Collection Of André Leon Talley
A Black Silk Satin Tiered Cloak Tom Ford, Circa 2000-2020
Price Realized $27,720
Christie's Presented The Collection Of André Leon Talley
ANTONIO LOPEZ (1944-1987) Sketch of Diana Vreeland, Paloma Picasso and André Leon Talley
Price Realized $25,200
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