As the world binge-watches The Crown – and counts down to the royal behemoth’s final six episodes, due to land on Netflix on December 14 – the streaming giant has yet another treat up its sleeve for fans: the news that as the show comes to its epic conclusion, a whopping 450 meticulously-designed costumes and props are set to go under the hammer.
Best of all, it’s all for a good cause. The proceeds from the sale will fund a new scholarship programme at the National Film and Television School, designed to support dozens of students to hone their skills in everything from directing and editing to production design and art direction over the next two decades. (The NFTS and The Crown have long had a close relationship, with over 60 alumni having worked on the show since its inception.)
Mark your calendars for January 30, 2024, when the online auction of the first 300 lots will commence, followed by a live sale of the final 150 items at Bonhams on February 7.
Originally published in Vogue.co.uk