We have exclusive footage of the panel discussion held at the opening night of In My Fashion: The Suzy Menkes Collection at Christie's! The famed fashion journalist decided to auction a selection of prized pieces from her personal wardrobe in an online-only sale, featuring coveted garments and accessories by Emilio Pucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix, Chanel and Ossie Clark.
After the auction went live, Menkes joined panelists Jasper Conran, Mary Katrantzou, Erdem Moralioglu and Alice Rawsthorn to reflect on her career and her collection. The panelists explored the relationship between fashion and memory, as Menkes noted that each piece of clothing in the auction meant something special to her. Through the auction, Menkes hoped that the clothing would gain a second home where new memories could be formed. The discussion then moved on to the careers of the other panelists, their early memories of fashion and how these had influenced them as fashion designers or commentators. The discussion ended with a Q&A round from the audience. The Suzy Menkes Collection will be online for auction 11 July - 22 July at christies.com/suzymenkes.