New York – In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the premier luxury vintage retailer What Goes Around Comes Around will partner with Christie’s to present a special one-off auction of rare collectible fashion items this autumn. Sneak preview exhibitions of this exciting curated sale, which features one of a kind items and coveted vintage pieces from a wide range of designers including Hermès and Chanel, will be open to the public in New York in September following an opening reception in Beverly Hills. The auction, comprised of classics, collection items & novelty luxury pieces sourced from around the world, will be timed to immediately follow New York Fashion Week on September 18.
This landmark partnership, which will be on view during New York Fashion Week, is sure to be a focal point for consumers with an appetite for luxury fashion, accessories and collectibles. The live auction is expected to draw international participation from the highest echelons of fashion enthusiasts.
The sale includes some outstanding pieces, which are true symbols of their moment in fashion history and represent bold artistic expression from the most visionary designers of the modern era. Highlights include: Hermès Rouge Impérial Porosus Crocodile Lisse Kelly Sellier Bag, Philippe Barland x Chanel Limited Edition Blue Carbon Surfboard, Hermès Vert Celadon Alligator MONSTER x Chanel Black Quilted Adjustable Headphones and a customized Rolling Stones Leather Jacket Hand-Painted by Charlotte Watts (Charlie Watts’s granddaughter) for the 2016 Rolling Stones Exhibitionism launch. It is one of two made and was owned by Tommy Hilfiger.
Featured items from the sale will be on display in New York for a public exhibition at Christie’s New York from September 7 – September 17, 2018
Matthew Rubinger, International Head, Christie’s Luxury Handbags and Accessories: “We are so pleased to be partnering with the team at What Goes Around Comes Around and my friend Seth Weisser on their 25th anniversary. In our new market, this is a major achievement and will be celebrated throughout the year, culminating in a ground-breaking auction in September 2018 of important pieces from the firm’s history, and top collector pieces sourced from around the world.”
Seth Weisser, Co-Founder & CEO, What Goes Around Comes Around: “It’s a great honor to be able to partner with the world’s most premier auction house to help celebrate our 25th anniversary. Christie’s has helped us to expand the global luxury marketplace and truly enthrall the luxury collectors to help define the fashion category into a meaningful part of the collectable sphere.”
Caitlin Donovan, Head of Sale for Christie’s Handbags & Accessories “We are thrilled to be collaborating with What Goes Around Comes Around to celebrate their 25th Anniversary. The curated sale will offer a wide-range of one-of kind exceptional pieces that will excite both seasoned and emerging collectors from around the world alike.”