The assortment of André Leon Talley nets almost $3.6 million at public sale

The assortment of André Leon Talley nets almost $3.6 million at public sale

The sale of the gathering of the late style icon and writer André Leon Talley has netted almost $3.6 million at Christie’s Auction House, based on numbers released Wednesday, which included custom-made Louis Vuitton trunks and artwork by Andy Warhol.

The reside public sale, which closed Tuesday, contained 66 whole objects, together with items from the Vogue editor’s closet, artwork assortment, and even furnishings from his residence, and netted about $1.4 million. There had been an extra 350 objects accessible in a separate online auction, which ended Thursday, and netted about $2.16 million.

Proceeds from the auctions will profit the Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York, and Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Durham, North Carolina, the place Talley grew up, “each of which had been near Mr. Talley’s coronary heart,” the public sale home stated.

Andre Leon Talley at Dana Buchman Fall 2006
Andre Leon Talley at Dana Buchman Fall 2006 throughout Olympus Fashion Week Fall 2006 – Dana Buchman – Front Row and Backstage at 1441 Broadway Show Room in New York City.

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The least costly merchandise offered was lots of ten pairs of gloves, which went for $756. The most costly three objects, which offered for $94,500 every — included two items by the late Andy Warhol, and a set of three personalised items of bags by Louis Vuitton.

Talley’s editorial profession spanned almost 50 years — from 1975 to 2013 — and included stints, amongst others, at Vanity Fair, W, and Vogue, the place he was the primary Black male inventive director of the journal. He died in January 2022 on the age of 73, lower than two years after the publishing of his controversial memoir, “In the Chiffon Trenches.” 

Rihanna paid homage to Talley in her Super Bowl Halftime Show, sporting an enormous pink puffer from Alaïa that resembled Talley’s eponymous bright crimson sleeping back coat from Norma Kamali. The coat was a well known style staple for Talley, and offered for over $25,000 within the reside public sale, vastly exceeding the $500-$800 estimate.

Talley’s Instagram account continues to be energetic, and posted on Monday the lyrics to Rihanna’s “Umbrella” — her second-to-last track in her Super Bowl efficiency — tagging the singer within the picture caption.

“Rihanna’s tribute made me teary,” commented socialite Patricia Altschul, a good friend of Talley’s. 

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