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.

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:

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

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

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Lee leaving her house to ride at Windsor in 1960.

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Lee and Andy Warhol


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

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Lee in 1962.

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Jackie and Lee walk through the streets of London.

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

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

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Jackie and Lee on the Amalfi pier in Italy.

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Lee displays her dining room, March 1976.

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Lee in 1978.

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

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Lee and her niece Caroline Kennedy in 2001.

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Lee with Marc Jacobs in 2008.

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Lee and Andre Leon Talley.

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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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Lee and Vogue editor Franca Sozzani in 2014.


Lee dining in Paris with Thomas Mars and Sharon Stone in 2012.

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Lee with Nicole Kidman and Ines de la Fressange at Paris Fashion Week in 2012.


Lee and daughter-in-law Carole Radziwill who appeared on the “Real Housewives of New York.”

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