The Couture House Schiaparelli has partnered with Christie’s to host a special auction benefitting the Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance, a program designed to empower adolescent girls around the world through education. All proceeds from the auction of the actress and director’s select award nights’ outfits will be donated to the Girls Opportunity Alliance.
Design house Schiaparelli will also be gifting the original sketch of each look, signed by both Creative Director Daniel Roseberry and Regina King, and offer a complimentary alteration service for the individual who acquires the pieces.
Famed auction house Christie’s will host an online sale, Schiaparelli: Regina King Emmy Outfits, Proceeds Intended to Support the Obama Foundation’s Girls Opportunity Alliance, which will be open for bidding October 23 thru October 30th and on public display at Christie’s Los Angeles through its Beverly Hills gallery. It will be available by front windows as well as by private appointment.
On sale are two custom Schiaparelli looks, designed by Daniel Roseberry. Of the occasion, King stated, “Working with Schiaparelli has been very gratifying. They are an historic brand that represents class and a positive work ethic which are the same values I try to live by.”
King’s virtual red carpet dress- a couture electric blue asymmetric bustier made of embroidered faille with 250 encrusted multicolored jewels which required 270 hours of work and 12 meters of silk faille to make at Parisian atelier Maison Schiaparelli in Place Vendôme. The other outfit, in signature Schiaparelli Shocking pink is a ready-to-wear double-breasted wool suit with embellished ‘bijoux’ buttons and matching trousers. King styled the suit that night to honor the memory of Breonna Taylor, a victim of police violence.
Both outfits were worn by King to the 72nd Emmy Awards where she won for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series for Watchmen.