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Vivienne Westwood’s Iconic Wardrobe to Hit Auction: A Fashion Lover’s Dream

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Prepare to be dazzled as Christie’s gears up to auction off the personal wardrobe of the legendary Dame Vivienne Westwood. With over 200 lots on offer, spanning decades of fashion history, this event promises to be nothing short of extraordinary.

Among the standout pieces is a taffeta ball gown from Westwood’s 1999 Dressed to Scale collection, reminiscent of a light aircraft in its grandeur. But the treasures don’t stop there. From complete looks to statement jewelry and accessories, each item bears the unmistakable mark of Westwood’s revolutionary style.

Curated by Andreas Kronthaler, Westwood’s husband and design partner, the collection offers a glimpse into the designer’s singular vision. With nods to her iconic collections like Witches and Propaganda, the auction showcases the evolution of Westwood’s daring, anti-establishment aesthetic.

What sets this auction apart is the personal touch evident in every piece. Many items bear signs of Westwood’s own wear, with some showing charming signs of repeated mending by the late designer herself. This attention to detail reflects Westwood’s commitment to sustainability and her wartime-era ethos of “make do and mend.”

Beyond the fashion, the auction will also feature Westwood’s playing cards project, created to support Greenpeace. And in true Westwood fashion, all proceeds from the sale will go to The Vivienne Foundation, Amnesty International, and Médecins Sans Frontières.

Don’t miss your chance to own a piece of fashion history. Join us for the live auction in London on June 25th or participate in the online auction from June 14th to 28th. Plus, explore the collection firsthand at Christie’s free exhibition in London from June 14th to 24th.