André Leon Talley’s Personal Wardrobe For Sale; Includes Birkin, Louis Vuitton Trunks
André Leon Talley’s legacy lives on as pieces from the late fashion journalist’s personal wardrobe are available for the general public to buy.
The 49-item collection on sale at What Goes Around Comes Around (WGACA) was sourced directly from Talley’s personal estate or acquired at Christie’s Collection of André Leon Talley auction earlier this year, Robb Report reports. The luxury pieces include designer handbags, haute couture, and custom luggage.
“Just as André has shaped the fashion landscape, our collection encapsulates the essence of his style and the timelessness of his taste,” Gerard Maione, cofounder of WGACA, said.
“We are proud to celebrate André Leon Talley, a true icon who has forever changed the way we perceive and appreciate fashion.”
Talley rose to prominence in the fashion world thanks in part to his evolving role at Vogue. He started as fashion news director in 1983, before becoming the publication’s first Black male creative director in 1988. Ten years later, he became Vogue‘s editor-at-large and continued at the publication until 2013.
He was a staple at Fashion Weeks around the world with his standout fashion choices that highlighted his natural passion and skill-set in the art form. Talley died last year at the age of 73.
The WGACA collection includes high-priced luxury items like the couture leather jacket Talley wore to a Chanel runway show in 2007 that retails for $25,000. A vintage Hermès Haut à Courroies Birkin from the ‘90s that’s worth $75,000 is up for grabs, along with a one-of-one trunk from the Stephen Sprouse x Louis Vuitton collaboration valued at $150,000. A variety of Louis Vuitton luggage pieces are on sale, including pieces Marc Jacobs personally designed and gifted to Talley.
In February, the Christie’s Collection of André Leon Talley took place at Rockefeller Center in New York City and garnered $1.38 million in sales.
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