Reclining by the pool, 1955. Photo from Getty.
A major sale of Joan Collins's clothing and jewellery will go ahead later this year, despite the death of her sister Jackie at the weekend. The actress, who planned the auction some time ago, will sell items of personal, as well as cinematic, significance - including "furnishing and personal items".
"Highlights include outstanding couture dresses from the Sixties, screen-worn costumes, designer fashions and accessories, jewellery, career memorabilia, decorative art, furniture and personal items," the auction house conducting the sale, Julien's, explained. "These highlights include two vintage Louis Vuitton steamer trunks, a 1961 beaded event-worn couture dress, a couture halter dress worn to the Doctor Doolittle premiere, costumes from Dynasty including event-worn gowns designed by Nolan Miller, a custom-made white fox and mink cape designed by furrier Edward Lowell, a collection of costume jewellery dating from the 1960's to present and a gold perfume bottle gifted to Collins by Natalie Wood and Robert Wagner."
The auction house did contemplate postponing the sale, but it was agreed that it should progress.
(L) Filming Turn The Key Softly in London, 1953. (R) Attending an event in sequins and fur, 1975. Photos from Getty.