Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Round Two Of the Yves Saint Laurent Charity Auction Has Been Announced – 12/08/09

In November, select items from the estate of Yves Saint Laurent will go under the hammer for the second time… and all for charity.

The iconic designer, who died aged 71 on 2 June 2008, gathered some incredible pieces of art and other objet d'art. His first posthumous auction in February raised a record-breaking 342.5 million euros (AU $491.9 million).

November’s auction is a smaller scale production. According to the AFP news service, "A Fernand Leger painting and Yves Saint Laurent's own Mercedes Benz and Hermes luggage are to go on sale in … the YSL-Pierre Berge collection, one of the world's great private collections."

Like the first sale, which was the biggest private art sale in history, the proceeds will go to HIV research and the fight against AIDS, according to the Christie’s auctioneers who are organising this three-day sale, in association with the Berge auction house.

Click here to read more about the YSL treasures that will be on offer in November.

No comments:

Who's behind the MO DOWN

Melinda O’Rourke is the founder and Director of MO Luxury, a dynamic, Sydney-based management firm specialising in luxury brands and services. Melinda and her associates at MO work with local and international brands across prestige retail, fashion, fine jewellery, timepieces and specialised services. Melinda is well-connected, well-read, and well-versed in the demands of the luxury market and its client base. Her advice is firmly based in objectivity and ultimately, accountability. Melinda offers constructive counsel and both strategic and creative thinking and is able to draw upon a strong network of specialised talent to compliment the MO Luxury team as needed. Melinda enjoys excellent industry relationships and is regularly quoted in the business and fashion media. Read more about MO Luxury,