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Alexander McQueen gown up for auctionTwo dresses are being sold at an auction. The items - taken from the late designer’s Fall/Winter 2007 ready-to-wear collection - consist of a floor-length gold number and a cream gown with peacock feather bustier.

The auction will take place at Bonhams, Knightsbridge, in London on June 30 with the gold dress expected to fetch as much as $26,000, while the cream piece is estimated to take $20,000. McQueen’s collection was based on a distant relative who had been convicted of being a witch in 1692 and models in the show walked down a Ouija board while projections of grim scenes of death and crawling animals was played.

A collection of clothes belonging to McQueen’s long-time friend Isabella Blow - including a number of his pieces - is also being put up for auction at Christie’s in London later this year.

Patricia Frost, director of Fashion and Textiles at Christie’s, said, “What we have is unique. It shows that McQueen really deserves his place in fashion history and that Isabella was there before anyone else, she saw what was good so far ahead of the game.”


A-Listers Donate Designer Dresses For Haiti

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Salma Hayek in couture GucciWhen in Cannes, donate to a good cause! and other Hollywood celebs helped raised $333,000 for Haiti by selling their designer dresses this past week.

The 35-year-old beauty and jewelery maker Chopard raised the sum by organizing an auction for the Jenkins-Penn Haitian Relief Organization at the Cannes Film Festival. Donators to the auction included Anne Hathaway, Julia Roberts, , Charlize Theron and Salma Hayek - who raised $21,000 alone for her burgundy Gucci gown, the first from the Italian brand’s new couture range.

An original sketch for the gown by Gucci’s creative director Frida Giannini was also sold alongside the creation. Other celebrities who gave outfits included Naomi Watts, , Scarlett Johansson and Gwyneth Paltrow.

The Jenkins-Penn charity was created by Oscar-winning actor as a response to help the Caribbean nation in its recovery from twos earthquake in January this year. Around 230,000 people were killed and around 1 million made homeless as a result of the quakes.

Isabella Blow Wardrobe For Sale

Alexander McQueen and Isabella BlowThe wardrobe of late fashion icon Isabella Blow is to be put up for auction. The stunning collection of clothes includes over 90 outfits by her close friend - who committed suicide in February - 50 hats by Philip Treacy and many beautiful Manolo Blahnik shoes and all items will go under the hammer at London auction house Christie’s later this year.

Patricia Frost, director of Fashion and Textiles at Christie’s, told the New York Times, “What we have is unique. It shows that McQueen really deserves his place in fashion history and that Isabella was there before anyone else, she saw what was good so far ahead of the game.”

The sale, from the Blow estate and on behalf of her family, will be held on September 15. Blow - who killed herself in May 2007 after being diagnosed with ovarian cancer - was widely credited with discovering McQueen as a young designer, helping him on the way to his global success. However, McQueen was forced to deny rumors there was a rift between the pair at the time of her tragic death.

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Golden Globes 2010: Olivia Wilde Auctioning Dress for Haiti

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Olivia Wilde at the Golden Globes

Did you like the beaded Gucci gown wore yesterday evening? Well - for the right bid, you could have it.

The House actress has vowed to sell the elaborate frock she wore at last night’s to raise funds for Haiti.

Wilde, who once helped build a school in the devastated country, said she is saddened by the toll the earthquake has taken. “I am gutted by this catastrophe,” Olivia told Us Weekly.

Other celebrities contributing garments to the Artists for Peace and Justice auction include Meryl Streep, Josh Brolin, Gerard Butler and Amy Poehler. You can find more information here.

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Elizabeth Taylor Made Hugh Grant Wealthy

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Elizabeth Taylor Andy Warhol painting was drunk when he bought a painting of Elizabeth Taylor which made him $17.9 million.

The Did You Hear About the Morgans? star purchased the Andy Warhol painting in 2001 for $3.2 million and was praised for his knowledge of the art world when he sold it for $21.2 million in 2007.

But Hugh, 49, has confessed he ordered a member of his staff to bid for the painting at a New York auction during two-days of drinking.

“To my horror, she did, and even worse, got it. It all began with drink. I’d been having a drunken dinner with my father the night before, and I said, ‘We ought to go see my brother Jamie. You know, the Concorde’s amazing,’” he told the Daily Mail. “‘And he said, ‘I hear it is.’ So I bought him a Concorde ticket and we went. We had lunch, drank a lot of beer. And I was thinking about some stuff in the Sotheby’s auction and I saw the Liz Taylor. I slightly regret selling it now, even though it made me rich.”

The pop art painting was one of several portraits Warhol created at the height of his fame and creative output in the 60s.

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VIDEO: Old Marilyn Monroe Footage Sparks New Scandal

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An unknown home-cameraman has decided to share a fifty-year old video of someone who very much appears to be late actress . In the short film, she takes a few hits off what very much appears to be a joint (you know, marijuana). The video purports to have been shot in 1958 or 59.

Keya Morgan, a New York area collector, has purchased the film (for the bargain price of $275K). He’ll be selling it on eBay this week. The story first broke in the Huffington Post.

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Rare Charles Darwin Book Found

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Charles Darwin On the Origin of SpeciesEngland’s famed auction house Christie’s has managed to get an original copy of ’s On the Origin of Species, the book that details the scientist’s theory of evolution. The book, first printed in 1859, was found on a toilet book shelf in a family home in southern England.

Insert your own evolutionist theory crap joke here.

The book, one of only 1,250 first editions printed, will be sold on Tuesday to celebrate the 150th anniversary of its first publication. Christie’s estimates the tome could bring as much as $99,000 USD.

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Scarlett Johansson Auctions Iron Man Premiere Tickets

Scarlett Johansson is using her celebrity status and Oxfam ambassador title to help out a lucky fan.

Beginning today, Iron Man enthusiasts can place bids on two tickets for next May’s premiere. The package would a “glam session” at Christophe and a meeting with Johansson at the red carpet event. Other collectibles being offered by the actress include signed photos, albums and director’s chair.

All proceeds from the auction will benefit Oxfam America, a relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice internationally. Bidding will end on September 24.

Additional charity items up for grabs include a meeting with actor Colin Firth at ‘s London premiere and a lunch with celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis.

will debut for everyone on May 7, 2010.

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Michael Jackson Glove Sells for $49,000

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Michael Jackson glove

One of ‘s gloves has sold for $49,000.

The famous jewel-encrusted accessory, which the late pop icon wore during his 1996 wedding to , was bought by Las Vegas Hard Rock curator Warwick Stone at an auction in Australia.

“Michael Jackson gave it to someone in public in Australia and most collectors of Michael Jackson memorabilia knew about this glove,” Warwick said. “I’ve got the chain that used to hang around Sid Vicious’ neck, I’ve got one of Elvis’ .357 magnums which he used to shoot TVs with.”

The right-hand glove was the first of Michael’s gloves to go on sale since his June 25 death, although three more are due to go under the hammer in America this year.

Price Climbing on Marilyn Monroe-Adjacent Vault

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Marilyn Monroe Crypt

Richard Poncher’s former crypt is quickly becoming the most famous burial spot in the country…at least, it could well be the most expensive. You see, Poncher was formerly laid to rest just above the grave belonging to . The crypt is located in Beverly Hills at the Westwood Village Memorial Park, specifically in the Corridor of Memories Mausoleum.

Poncher’s widow put the tomb on the market, ostensibly to earn money to pay a $1.6 million mortgage. The housing market being what it is, this was a genius idea. Property values on homes are falling, so just sell off an entirely different type of real estate.

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