André Leon Talley at Christie’s, Christian Ladd Home Birthday Sale, and Bunny Mellon Style at Casa Branca

Welcome to TGP Tidbits where we round up the latest happenings and our musings of the design industry each week. This week we take a look at the estate of André Leon Talley on auction at Christie’s, Christian Ladd’s Birthday Sale, and Bunny Mellon Style at Casa Branca. Written by Natalie Aldridge

André Leon Talley at Christie’s

With the passing of the legendary André Leon Talley in early 2022, a gray cloud was cast over the fashion world.  Born in 1948 in North Carolina, Talley was raised by his grandmother who despite little means always looked her best and instilled in him a sense of class and pride.

Captivated by French culture and the fantasy of Paris, Talley went on to major in French studies at North Carolina Central University before earning a master’s degree in French literature from Brown University. Then he moved to New York City where he earned his stripes under the extraordinary Diana Vreeland at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute. Smitten by his ability and eye, Vreeland landed him a position at Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine, marking his first foray into the glamorous world of fashion publishing.

From there, his career and influence skyrocketed. Talley went on to Women’s Wear Daily and The New York Times before becoming fashion news director at Vogue in 1983. He was then promoted to creative director in 1988, the first African American man to hold the position. He would later be appointed editor-at-large of Vogue working side-by-side with the legendary editor Anna Wintour for decades and becoming one of her closest confidants. 

Throughout his career, he was known for his larger-than-life personality and eccentric style. He broke down all barriers in his way becoming a trailblazer and leaving a permanent stamp on fashion, the arts, and beyond. Now, a year after his death, his personal effects are on auction at Christie’s. His collection encompasses haute couture, handbags, jewelry, fine art, literature, decorative arts, and more, signifying his rarified world. 

The auction will take place in two parts: an online sale from 27 January – 16 February featuring a selection of personal memorabilia, clothing, furniture, and accessories and a live sale on February 15th. Christie’s will also be showing a selection of the collection through a global tour which began in Palm Beach, continued to Paris, and will conclude in New York in advance of the sale. Take a look at some of the pieces on offer!

Images courtesy of Christie’s.

Christian Ladd Home Birthday Sale

Christian Ladd Home, the eponymous collection of designer Christian Ladd, has turned three! Ladd has long been a favorite of The Glam Pad. With her classic approach, exuberant color palette, and flare for juxtaposition, her interiors always catch our eye. And her home collection is no different. Shop our favorites below.

Bunny Mellon Style x Casa Branca

This week, Casa Branca’s Palm Beach outpost welcomed authors of Bunny Mellon Style, Thomas Lloyd and Bryan Huffman, for an evening of celebration and discussion. Moderated by House Beautiful’s Hadley Keller, the presentation gripped the audience as the co-authors and design aficionados extolled Mellon’s story and life’s work. The talk was followed by cocktails and gregarious conversation with Casa Branca making the perfect backdrop.

Click here to read Lloyd and Huffman’s 10 Tips for Achieving Bunny Mellon Style, written exclusively for The Glam Pad

Read our favorite articles of the week!

Explore the Many-Mooded Interiors of Toronto’s Anne Hepfer written by Marisa Bartolucci for Introspective Magazine.

Singapore-Based Designer Elizabeth Hay Transforms an English Cottage for Her Family of Five written by Allison Duncan for House Beautiful.

Shop this week’s inspired finds!

x Natalie

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