Snatch up Audrey Hepburn's wedding dress or a supermodel's diamond ring at this week's top auctions, while Britain names its leading fashion figures. Coming up within the next weeks: Rodarte's collection launch at US retailer Target.
Sotheby's 'Magnificent Jewels' Auction
New York, USA
The twice-annual gem sale of the auction house this time features the private collection of former Valentino muse Lucia Moreira Salles, including pieces by Van Cleef & Arpels, Boucheron, and JAR. There will also be an especially exquisite range of Cartier pieces on the occasion of the house's 100th anniversary in the US.
Audrey Hepburn auction
Couture and accessories once worn by the style icon will go on sale at London's Pall Mall December 8.
British Fashion Awards
The UK's leading fashion prize acknowledges outstanding achievements of designers, upcoming talents and other fashion professionals such as models. Last year's winners include Stephen Jones, Jourdan Dunn and Luella Bartley, whose 2009 will probably finish on a less pleasant note due to her investors pulling out.
Bottega Veneta design contest winners announced
Eighteen finalists are in the running to design a piece of furniture for the Italian luxury brand. The winning piece will be produced and sold through Bottega Veneta stores worldwide.
Rodarte launches at Target
The much-anticipated collection by the fashion duo will hit Target stores across North America, with items priced from $10 to $80. Rodarte's range will pre-launch at three pop-up stores in New York, San Francisco, and Washington DC December 11-13.
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