Introduction by Meredith Etherington-Smith.
London. Christie's. 27 June 2012. Wrappers. 151 pages. With a printed results list loosely inserted. 102 lots illustrated in colour, with some close-ups of details and archival photographs. 300 x 240mm (11¾ x 9½"). 0.9kg. . English. Near fine; slight shelf wear, otherwise an excellent copy.
'The most glamorous summer event in the London fashion calendar, the auction and pre-sale exhibition of The Daphne Guinness Collection will include 100 pieces from the personal wardrobe of fashion’s most contemporary cutting-edge muse. Effortlessly fusing the classic and the avant-garde, the Honorable Daphne Guinness has made a name for herself not only for her outgoing style, but also as a designer, artist, model and collector of haute couture. Having famously bought the collection of the late Isabella Blow in 2011 so as to preserve it in its entirety, Ms. Guinness has generously decided to offer key looks from her own renowned collection for sale at Christie’s in order to launch the charity she has set up in Isabella Blow’s memory. The mission of The Isabella Blow Foundation is to continue the work of Issie, supporting new and emerging talent in the sphere where art and fashion meet – a realm championed by Daphne.' (from Christie's press release).
The sale made almost half a million pounds and set new world records for auction prices achieved for Lacroix and McQueen, and for a photograph by Mario Testino. The catalogue is now scarce. It generously illustrates all the lots including pieces by McQueen, Chanel, Alaia, Versace, Molinari, Dolce & Gabbana, Balenciaga, Prada, Marni, Marc Jacobs, Balmain, Givenchy, Valentino, Louis Vuitton, Lacroix, Lanvin, Louboutin, Fendi and more.