A Free Exhibition Showcasing Vivienne Westwood’s Wardrobe Is Launching in June

Here’s your chance to get a closer look at the legendary designer’s personal style

This June, Christie’s auction house will be selling items from the wardrobe of none other than Vivienne Westwood in a two-part public auction. But first, they’ll be displaying the pieces in a free exhibition at their St James’s site. The show will kick off on Fri 14th June, running for 10 days, and will feature clothing, shoes and jewellery from Westwood’s eponymous fashion house, some of which date back to the early 80s.

Highlights from the exhibition and auction include a corset gown made of taupe silk taffeta from Westwood’s A/W 1998/99 ‘Dressed to Scale’ collection, a two-piece ensemble made of navy blue serge from A/W 1983’s ‘Witches’ collection and a dress/ blouse/ modesty panel combination from the A/W 2005/06 ‘Propaganda’ collection.

The first auction will also include large-scale, signed prints of the playing cards designed by Westwood to shine a light on various issues, such as climate change and social injustice. Funds raised from the sale of these prints will go towards Greenpeace, while the main auction will raise money for The Vivienne Foundation (which partners with organisations fighting the climate crisis), Amnesty International and Médecins Sans Frontières.

Exhibition | Fri 14th – Mon 24th June 2024
Live auction | Tues 25th June 2024
Online auction | Fri 14th – Fri 28th June 2024
8 King Street, St. James’s, London SW1Y 6QT