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Daphne Guinness's Wardrobe Breaks Auction Records!

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Several fashion records were broken Wednesday night at the Daphne Guinness Collection auction in London.

A bidder from the US shelled out $133,075 for an Alexander McQueen ivory silk tulle empire line gown from the late designer's The Girl Who Lived In The Tree collection, making it the highest price paid for a McQueen creation at auction.

Oddly enough, the item that fetched the most money was not clothing, but a picture of Daphne, shot by Mario Testino and featured in the March 2008 issue of British Vogue.

It alone raised $208,003, a record sale for any Testino picture.

The third record breaker of the night was a Christian Lacroix Spanish style white lace dress with a black matador jacket, which sold for $25,366.

By the end of the auction, 90% of the 102 lots available sold and total of $744,285 was raised for the Isabella Blow Foundation.

Wow! AH-MAY-ZING! We're sure Issy and Lee are smiling down on Daphne!

Congrats on such a successful event!!!

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Daphne Guinness Is Auctioning Off Her Clothes!

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If you ever wanted a piece of Daphne Guinness now's your chance.

On June 27th the beer heiress and couture queen will auction off 100 pieces of clothing handpicked from her own closet.

Christie's fashion director Pat Frost said of the auction:

"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. 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."

Proceeds from the fashion event will benefit the Isabella Blow Foundation, a charity Daphne recently launched to support young art and fashion talent.

P.S. If you can't bid on the items you can still have a look at them when they go on public display starting June 23rd.

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