Fashion Rallies for French Coronavirus Auction

FANTASY Procuring: A chair developed by Hedi Slimane, first sketches by Giorgio Armani and Alber Elbaz, a signed portrait of Marisa Berenson — these are just some of the prestigious a lot becoming auctioned off to gain staff at French retirement houses, which have been sharply hit by the coronavirus epidemic.

Journalist Laurence Benaïm, recognized for her definitive biography of Yves Saint Laurent, pulled jointly the auction in just just one week, tapping her higher-profile sector contacts for remarkable donations.

In addition to treasured objects, the sale delivers lots of the kind of experiences just one can only dream of in lockdown: private visits of the Musée Yves Saint Laurent in Paris, the headquarters of Kering in Paris, the Château de Versailles and the Château de la Colle Noire — the latter courtesy of Dior Parfum.

Or how about a creating workshop on memory with award-profitable author Leïla Slimani, a

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