Lee Bouvier Radziwill, sister of Jackie Kennedy, former princess, impeccable interior designer, and society muse passed away this past February, leaving behind a timeless style legacy and, it seems, quite the collection of jewelry, fine art, and photography.
This October, Christie's will host a sale of the icon's personal collection, offering a glimpse into her fascinating life which spanned the upper echelons of Manhattan's elite, fashionable circles of Paris, and political dynasties of D.C. Lucky for us, she kept plenty of mementos.
"I abhor the American idea of starting with a tabula rasa every few years and getting rid of everything," she once said. "When I buy something, I do so with the intention of keeping it for ever. I’m constantly falling in love with objects, and they follow me around the world."
According to Christie’s Chairman Marc Porter, "Lee’s taste and style stands alone as a global symbol of sophistication and connoisseurship, embodying the elegance of a more glamorous era."
Needless to say, this is one auction that cannot be missed.
[Photo via Christie's]