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.