There’s Something About Suzy

Maybe it’s her deadly turn-of-phrase, or maybe it’s her perch at the International Herald Tribune (oh sorry, the International New York Times). No matter how you coif it, there’s something about Suzy Menkes that makes her an icon—and we confess, her wardrobe was not top of our mind either.

And yet, following its announcement that it would auction off Elizabeth Taylor’s first wedding dress (in which she tied the knot with Conrad “Nicky” Hilton), Christie’s has dropped another, somewhat smaller, bombshell. From July 11 to 22, and online only, the London auction house will put more than 80 lots from the journalist extraordinaire’s closet on the block. These pieces—some of them customized—include Chanel, Pucci, Hermès, YSL, and Lacroix. Prices start at a surprisingly approachable £200 ($300).

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