Anna Dello Russo is putting her iconic wardrobe on sale
And prices start at 50 euros
Famous for peacocking in flamboyant, head-to-toe designer looks outside the shows, Vogue Japan editor and street style icon Anna Dello Russo has announced she will be selling an enormous chunk of her behemoth fashion archive in February.
30 entire looks from her archive, (head-to-toe as worn by ADR including shoes and accessories) will go under the hammer at a Christie's auction to be held on the opening night of Milan Fashion Week with prices starting at 50 euros. Following this, a further 150 looks will be available to buy at Net-a-Porter.
Russo told Vogue.com that the sale will "be the best of them all. The important pieces. Clothes are only very important when they talk about modernity in a new way, as pieces of art and design."
When asked why she was parting with her beloved couture, Dello Russo cited an education of sorts. "I want to involve young people...to show them this was Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga and it was everything. Or the heart piece from the last Hedi Slimane show at Saint Laurent. Or Yohji. And there are many others from Italy, of course. A complete look from Giorgio Armani in 1988 that I wore to my sister's wedding: shoes, dress, shirt, underwear, everything. I think my Dolce & Gabbana archive is bigger than Domenico and Stefano's own archive. A lot of that I can't give away-I am keeping for myself-but a few of them, some of the most beautiful, I have put in the Christie's auction. And there's an amazing look by Gianni Versace too. I have always been obsessed with collecting Miuccia Prada. There are two Prada looks, including the chandelier dress (that's very important) and one from Miu Miu. These are the iconic pieces. And I want to pass them on."
All profits will be donated to a Swarovski fund benefiting fashion students at Central Saint Martins.
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