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Lee Radziwill’s personal collection to go up for auction




The personal collection of late style icon and former princess Lee Radziwill is going up for auction at Christie’s.

Lee Radziwill's home
Lee Radziwill’s home Christie’s

In October 2019, the auction house will launch an exhibition and sale of some of the enviable possessions and art collection of the socialite and younger sister of First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who passed away in February 2019.

According to a press release from Christie’s, “fine and decorative art from her homes in Paris and New York feature prominently in the collection, as well as books, costume jewelry, photography and memorabilia.”

Radziwill was friends with, and often a muse for, many of the biggest cultural figures of the 20th century, including Truman Capote, Andy Warhol, Peter Beard, Giorgio Armani, Marc Jacobs, Sofia Coppola and the Rolling Stones.

“Lee Radziwill is remembered by all who knew her as a symbol of sophistication and connoisseurship, with a fascinating life story,” Marc Porter, the Chairman of Christie’s Americas, wrote in the release.

Take a look back at Radziwill’s glamorous life below:

Princess Lee Bouvier Radziwill
American socialite, fashion icon and younger sister of Jackie Kennedy, Lee Radziwill passed away at age 85 on February 15.

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Vogue 1954
Jackie and Lee at the Franco-American Ball, the Waldorf Astoria, New York City in 1954.

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The Bouvier Sisters by Horst

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Vogue 1951

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Vogue 1960
Lee leaving her house to ride at Windsor in 1960.

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"American Women of Art" Exhibition
Lee and Andy Warhol

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Jackie On Elephant
Jackie and Lee riding an elephant in Jaipur, India in 1962.

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Princess Lee Radziwill
Lee in 1962.

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Jacqueline Kennedy And Her Sister
Jackie and Lee walk through the streets of London.

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Vogue 1966
Lee with daughter Anna Christina in the Turquerie room of their London house in 1966.

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Vogue 1971
Lee with her two dogs at Turville Grange near Buckinghamshire, England in 1971.

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Jacqueline Kennedy with Sister Lee Radziwill on Pier
Jackie and Lee on the Amalfi pier in Italy.

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Lee Radziwill Shows Off Her Elegant Home
Lee displays her dining room, March 1976.

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Lee Radziwell in 1978
Lee in 1978.

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Lee Radziwill At The Park Avenue Armory
Lee at the Park Avenue Armory in New York, 1998.

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"Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years, Selections From the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum"
Lee and her niece Caroline Kennedy in 2001.

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Princess Lee Radziwill Awarded Knight in the National Order of the Legion of Honor
Lee with Marc Jacobs in 2008.

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Candids: February 14, 2010
Lee and Andre Leon Talley.

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Carolina Herrera - Front Row - Fall 2010 MBFW
Lee sitting front row at Carolina Herrera’s New York Fashion Week show in 2010.

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Lee and designer Carolina Herrera

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Giambattista Valli : Runway - Paris Fashion Week : Haute-Couture Fall/Winter 2014-2015
Lee and Vogue editor Franca Sozzani in 2014.

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amfAR Inspiration Night Paris - Show
Lee dining in Paris with Thomas Mars and Sharon Stone in 2012.

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Tod's Signature Cocktail - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2012
Lee with Nicole Kidman and Ines de la Fressange at Paris Fashion Week in 2012.

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"Cabaret" Broadway Opening Night - Arrivals & Curtain Call
Lee and daughter-in-law Carole Radziwill who appeared on the “Real Housewives of New York.”

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