YSL Makes Suzy Menkes Feel Like a ‘Real Parisienne’


International Herald Tribune fashion reporter turned international fashion editor of the International New York Times, Suzy Menkes knows that fashion tells a story. One that she shared with the us, thanks to her auction with Christie’s titled, In My Fashion: The Suzy Menkes Collection.

The British fashion writer is allowing some of her favorite pieces (from the likes of Pucci, Ossie Clark, and Yves Saint Laurent) to go under the gravel. “I love the Pucci pieces because they are part of my own falling-in-love with fashion history,” Menkes told Fashionista. “I went to Florence with my friend Idanna Pucci, Emilio’s niece, when I was just 19. His colorful, beautifully crafted shows were a revelation. The Ossie Clarks are so divine—so whimsical and recalling the moment of Swinging London. There was such freedom in the early 1970s about the way we dressed—skirts sweeping the floor and a great mix of color and pattern. In Yves Saint Laurent’s little black dresses I felt like a real ‘Parisienne.’ I’m really too eccentric to be seen in that way but the Saint Laurent pieces were so smart and easy to wear.”

All of whom are still up for grabs from Menkes’ auction going on right now. Today is the last day, so don’t miss your opportunity to snap up a piece of fashion history!