When André Leon Talley died in January 2022 at age 73, the eccentric Vogue editor left behind two homes full of vogue historical past — to not point out a leather-based Hermès bike which had been saved on the Paris Ritz.

Now, his horde of treasures — which incorporates designer caftans by mates resembling Diane Von Furstenburg and Tom Ford, Chanel jewellery, correspondence together with his BFF Karl Lagerfeld and even a photograph of Talley together with his frenemy Anna Wintour — will go up for public sale at Christie’s subsequent month.

Wintour. who talked of her grief at Talley’s passing, is anticipated at a glitzy occasion on the New York Metropolis public sale home, to launch the sale on February 9, Web page Six is advised.

Shortly before his death, André Leon Talley made up with Vogue editor Anna Wintour after a much publicized fallout, sources told Page Six.
Shortly earlier than his demise, André Leon Talley made up with Vogue editor Anna Wintour after a a lot publicized fallout, sources advised Web page Six.

Among the many gadgets can be Talley’s famed Louis Vuitton trunks. “I got here to Paris with 13 unmatched items of bags. By the point I left, I had 34 matched units,” he as soon as mentioned.

Specialists say the sale, which additionally features a small customized Valentine by Andy Warhol, might earn over 1,000,000 {dollars} for charity. Proceeds from the public sale will go to the Abyssinian Baptist Church in New York and Mt. Sinai Missionary Baptist Church in Durham, NC, each of which have been near Talley’s coronary heart.

The sale has been overseen by Alexis E. Thomas, executor of Talley’s property, who was in command of deciding what would go underneath the hammer from Talley’s houses in White Plains, NY. and Durham. Thomas met the editor whereas fundraising to construct reasonably priced housing on the Abyssinian Baptist Church within the early 2000s.

“Taking a look at this assortment jogs my memory a lot of all of the incredible experiences I had with André — attending Paris vogue week with him, staying on the Ritz, having dinner with Karl Lagerfeld and the Rothschilds … buying at Louis Vuitton and Chanel. I felt like Cinderella!” she mentioned.

“This was most likely André at his greatest — and, definitely, vogue at its highest.”

André Leon Talley and Anna Wintour at the Met Gala in 1999.
André Leon Talley and Anna Wintour on the Met Gala in 1999.
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Bonnie Brennan, president of Christie’s Americas, mentioned “very spirited bidding” is anticipated for the 450 heaps.

“André actually lived with these objects. The White Plains home was full of books. he actually liked these items – and he by no means wished to half with something,” mentioned Brennan.

Added Thomas: “I didn’t have an opportunity to archive issues with André, and it’s unhappy as a result of he might achieved the narrative: what it was, the way it was acquired. He liked luxurious. He lived it!”

The Assortment of André Leon Talley can be offered by a reside sale at Christie’s New York on February 15 and two on-line gross sales ending on February 16 and 17.

Inexperienced and white printed caftan by Dianne Von Furstenberg

Public sale estimate: $1,500-$2,000

A green caftan by Diane von Furstenberg is one of André Leon Talley's belongings going up for auction next month.
A inexperienced caftan by Diane von Furstenberg is one among André Leon Talley’s belongings going up for public sale subsequent month.

Talley was famend for his caftans, and there are various up for public sale. This inexperienced, white and beige-printed quantity was designed by his shut buddy Diane von Furstenberg.

“It took plenty of braveness to be him,” Diane von Furstenberg, who grew to become mates with Talley in his Interview days, advised the New York Occasions in 2018. “You need to work at being his buddy. It isn’t at all times simple. Typically he doesn’t name for months.”

Bonnie Brennan, president of Christie’s Americas, advised Web page Six: “For me, essentially the most over-the-top parts of the sale — merely due to the dimensions and elegance — are the caftans. André actually thought they have been his image. He liked them.”

Hermès leather-based bike

Public sale estimate: $2,000–$3,000

Andre Leon Talley's leather Hermès bike is being auctioned off.
Andre Leon Talley’s leather-based Hermès bike is being auctioned off.

André Leon Talley saved his gold leather-based Hermès Le Flâneur bicycle in Paris for a few years after he was gifted it in round 1994.

Deidrea Miller, head of communications at Christie’s Americas, advised Web page Six: “André saved his leather-based bicycle in storage on the Paris Ritz for years and he solely introduced it residence to America when the lodge was being renovated.

“He was really one among Paris’ adopted sons.”

Andy Warhol Valentine

Public sale estimate: $150,000–$200,000

A picture painted by Andy Warhol for André Leon Talley.
An image painted by Andy Warhol for André Leon Talley.

Talley started his profession working for Andy Warhol, at his NYC Manufacturing facility after which on the artist’s Interview journal.

Issues might get uncomfortable, apparently. In his 2020 memoir, “The Chiffon Trenches.” Talley wrote of Warhol: “Occasionally Andy would put his pale white palms on my crotch, and I might simply swat him away.”

Christies’ Deidrea Miller advised Web page Six that Warhol gave Talley this portray, a “very small, virtually pocket sized Valentine.”

Illustration of André Leon Talley by Karl Lagerfeld

Public sale estimate: $800–$1,200

An illustration of André Leon Talley by Karl Lagerfeld
An illustration of André Leon Talley by Karl Lagerfeld

André Leon Talley had a detailed friendship with Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld and thought of him a mentor. They first met in 1975 in Paris. After Lagerfeld died in 2019 , Talley wrote: “Karl and I might converse for hours by phone; he liked late-night marathons. Typically once I lived in Paris, we’d ring one another on the finish of the day, round 11:00 p.m. And he would at all times say, “Mr. Talley, how are you?” And I might say, “Mr. Lagerfeld.” Typically the dialog ended close to 4:00 a.m.”

This up-for-auction illustration of Talley is inscribed: “La Tsarina on her manner again to the Winterpalace / Love Karl’ and ‘this isn’t a web page from my diary.’”

Brennan mentioned of the public sale, “We have private notes between André and Karl and quite a few postcard notes between the 2 of them and sketches of André by Karl.”

Chanel Amethyst Geode pendant necklace

Public sale estimate: $6,000–$8,000

André Leon Talley's Chanel amethyst cross
André Leon Talley’s Chanel amethyst cross

This outsized cross, set with 4 amethyst geodes suspended from an oval hyperlink chain mounted in gilt metallic, is only one of quite a few items of Chanel jewellery up for public sale from Talley’s property.

“A whole lot of André’s jewellery could be very non secular, there are plenty of crosses and Christian symbols,” Brennan advised Web page Six. “[Talley’s] persona was very a lot affected by his religion.”

When requested how he handled racism, Talley as soon as mentioned: “When folks have achieved racist issues, my religion and my Christianity says to me: It’s unsuitable, but they are often forgiven. They’ve wronged me, it’s unsuitable what they’ve achieved, however they are often forgiven.”

Signed photograph of supermodels

Public sale estimate: $700–$900

Kate Moss, Shalom Harlow, and Naomi Campbell in bed in a 1996 photo that is part of Andre Leon Talley's collection
Kate Moss, Shalom Harlow, and Naomi Campbell in mattress in a 1996 photograph that’s a part of Andre Leon Talley’s assortment

This picture was captured by Karl Lagerfeld in between vogue reveals honoring the twenty fifth anniversary of Coco Chanel’s demise in 1996. It was snapped when the fashions slipped away for a nap in Talley’s room on the Paris Ritz lodge.

Lagerfeld later inscribed it with “André, can we sleep in your mattress / Comfortable Easter love Karl” framed and despatched the work to his buddy Talley as a present.

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