British heiress and fashion collector, Daphne Guinness has announced the auction of her personal collections at auction house Christie's.
The 44-year-old will auction some of her exclusive collections for benefitting the Isabella Blow Foundation which includes flamboyant creations by high-end designer Alexander McQueen and several other outlandish designer shoes.
Taking place at Christie's South Kensington auction room on 27 June 2012, the auction will feature 100 pieces from the personal wardrobe of Daphne Guinness.
Guinness is a notable face, a collector, and an icon in the fashion world. Earlier also, she has displayed exclusive creations from her personal collection at the request of the Fashion Institute of Technology director Valerie Steele. Apart from this, she has also worked with a number of fashion giants like Karl Lagerfeld and Philip Treacy both on an artistic level and as a model.
Apart from this, she has also created and invented many objects herself including jewellery, perfumes and garments.
Additionally, since 1994, she has been on the International Best Dressed Hall of Fame, which seeks to identify the best-dressed women in the world.
"We are delighted to be offering the fashion world this incredible one-off opportunity to buy some of the most iconic and cutting-edge haute couture of the early 21st century, owned and worn by Daphne Guinness," said Pat Frost, Director of Christie's Fashion Department.
"Not only will the auction comprise exceptional designs by the likes of McQueen, Chanel, Balenciaga and others, but it will also aptly benefit and shape the designers of the future. Christie's is very proud to be able to play a part in helping Daphne to achieve her forward-looking and charitable aim," Frost added.
The auction is estimated to raise approximately £100,000 for the charity which she set up in the memory of Isabella Blow who was a British magazine and muse of hat designer Philip Treacy.
Following the death of Isabella, a foundation was set up in her memory to continue her work of supporting new and emerging talent in the sphere where art and fashion meet. Apart from this, a portion of the funds generated by the Foundation will also be donated to selected charities.