In one week, legendary American Vogue Editor in Chief, Diana Vreeland’s wardrobe will go up for auction. Inducted into the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1964, the late Editor’s collection has been donated to Kerry Taylor Auctions, whose expertise lie in vintage fashions and will put the collection under the hammer June 24th having previously auctioned collections belonging to Daphne Guinness, supermodels Jerry Hall and Marie Helvin, Audrey Hephurn, and Princess Diana.
The collection, donated by a close friend, will include an Yves Saint Laurent navy wool coat, bearing the scarlet ribbon of her Legion d’Honneur award (received in 1970) and an ivory art-deco cigarette holder once immortalized in a painting by Cecil Beaton. Objects of desire include the director’s chair she used in her office at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute, with the signature DV emblazoned across the back in bright red.
With regards to her penchant for quality, Vreeland once stated, “I’d like to have on the most luxurious cashmere sweater; the most luxurious satin pants, very beautiful stockings, very beautiful shoes—marvelous—and whatever would be suitable around the neck.”