Anna Dello Russo is Selling Pieces From Her Famous Personal Closet

Anna Dello Russo is Selling Pieces From Her Famous Personal Closet

The iconic fashion editor will be selling pieces from her illustrious closet at Christie's and on Net-A-Porter.

The iconic fashion editor will be selling pieces from her illustrious closet at Christie's and on Net-A-Porter.

Text: Megan Armstrong

Anna Dello Russo, editor-at-large and creative consultant at Vogue Japan, has decided to share the wealth. Such a position in the fashion world, having spent 18 years at Condé  Nast Italia, has earned her access to the world's most pristine threads — at times, according to some, wearing them better to countless fashion weeks than any model on any runway. Now, it's time for a new generation to learn from her decades of looks right off the runway.

Beginning in February, the fashionista will sell 30 of her archival looks at during a special auction at Christie's, which will be held on the first day of Milan Fashion Week, but she is not looking for a profit. "I don’t want money from this—it is about passing on my heritage,” she told Vogue.

"Clothes are made to talk," she added. "My archive is my fashion alphabet. And now I want to pass that onto a new generation." Those clothes for auction come from brands and designers including Raf Simons for Jil Sander, Burberry, Jean Paul Gaultier, Balmain, Margiela, Roberto Cavalli, Lanvin, Roksanda Ilincic, McQueen, Tom Ford for Gucci, and Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy.

Each head-to-toe look, including shoes and accessories, will start bidding at 50 euros. Following the auction, over 150 more pieces acquired by the designer will be put up for sale to the public on Net-A-Porter. And according to Dello Russo herself, she saved the best for us, giving away other pieces to her own friends and people whose style she admired. “Not so many pieces are really important to pass on. I spent six months editing out the very best of it for the Christie’s auction and Net-A-Porter. The rest—well it was like a sale at Bergdorfs!," she told the outlet. If coveted pieces were given away just like that, we can't wait to see what she has in store for the rest of us.

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