André Leon Talley’s legacy lives on as pieces from the late fashion journalist’s personal wardrobe are on sale to the general public.
The 49-item collection on sale at What Goes Around Comes Around (WGACA) was sourced directly from Talley’s personal estate or acquired at Christie’s Collection of André Leon Talley auction earlier this year, Yahoo reports. The luxury pieces include designer handbags, haute couture, custom luggage, and more.
“Just as André has shaped the fashion landscape, our collection encapsulates the essence of his style and the timelessness of his taste,” Gerard Maione, cofounder of WGACA, said.
“We are proud to celebrate André Leon Talley, a true icon who has forever changed the way we perceive and appreciate fashion.”
Talley rose to prominence in the fashion world thanks in part to his evolving role at Vogue. He started as a fashion news director in 1983, before becoming the publication’s first Black male creative director in 1988. 10 years later, he became Vogue’s editor-at-large and continued working at the publication until 2013.
He was a staple at Fashion Weeks around the world with his standout fashion choices that highlighted his natural passion and skillset in the art form. Talley passed away last year at the age of 73 but left behind an extensive legacy in fashion along with a wardrobe to match.
The WGACA collection includes high-priced luxury items like the couture leather jacket Talley wore to a Chanel runway show in 2007 that retails for $25,000. A vintage Hermès Haut à Courroies Birkin from the ‘90s that’s worth $75,000 is up for grabs, along with a one-of-one trunk from the Stephen Sprouse x Louis Vuitton collaboration valued at $150,000.
A variety of Louis Vuitton luggage pieces are on sale including pieces Marc Jacobs personally designed and gifted to Talley. In February, the Christie’s Collection of André Leon Talley took place at Rockefeller Center in New York City and garnered $1.38 million in sales.
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