Suzy Menkes To Auction Off Her Designer Duds

Suzy Menkes, the famed fashion critic and editor, is celebrating her being named international fashion editor for the newly minted International New York Times by auctioning off her personal wardrobe at Christie’s.

The auction will feature over 80 rare designer pieces, which Menkes has collected over the span of her incredible career.

“I have never thrown anything out of my wardrobe since 1964,” Menkes told Telegraph. “If I had a large open space in my home, I would dedicate it, like an art gallery, to my collection. But there is something sad about clothes laid in a tomb of trunks. They need to live again and this auction provides the opportunity for them to walk out in the sunshine, to dance the night away and to give someone else the joy that they gave to me.”

Some of the coveted pieces included are from designers such as Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel, Christian Lacroix, Paul Smith and Emilio Pucci. Some of the most sought after items include a YSL 1980 ‘le soleil’ cocktail jacket and a personalized Chanel bag with ‘SUZY’ embroidered on the outside.

The Suzy Menkes Collection Auction will begin on July 11 and last two weeks with opening prices starting at a mere £200.

Photo Credit: Getty Images