The second round of auctions of the late Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Bergé's things, proceeds from which go to the fight against AIDS, is under way in Paris. His black-and-white French bulldog Moujik has been watching the proceedings (or sleeping through them — it's unclear). Already, item sales are beyond exceeding expectations. As of yesterday, the items had fetched 4 million euros, or about $6 million. Christie's expected the total lot — 1,185 objects, mostly from the couple's country house in Normandy — to fetch 3 to 4 million euros. A five-piece set of furniture in antler worth 6,000 to 8,000 euros went for 169,000 euros. And the couple's pots and pans, which the AFP describes as "banal," and which were expected to fetch 700 to 1,000 euros, went for 15,000 euros. That's $22,294.50. For pots and pans. And Yves and Pierre were so rich and fabulous that they probably never used them personally. But yay for helping a good cause. The auction wraps up tomorrow.
Most Viewed Stories
Ivanka’s RNC Dress Was From Her Own Line — But It Wasn’t Made in the U.S.
Viola Davis’s Reaction to Jared Leto is All of Us
Can Turmeric Cure Our National Inflammation?
Kanye Didn’t Call Amber Rose About Being in the ‘Famous’ Video
Ask Polly: How Do I Dump My Crappy Best Friend?
Selena Gomez Shares Pretty Depressing Post-Birthday Thoughts on Instagram: ‘Tonight I Felt Extremely Inauthentic’
This Onesie, Created by an Exhausted Mom, Got My Baby to Sleep Through the Night
3 Ballerinas Tell the Truth About Dance Wellness
The Best Deodorant According to Professional Sweaters
Christian Louboutin Is Dressing Cuba’s Olympic Team
From Our Partners
powered by PubExchange
The Cut’s Latest Fashion FeaturesA Coloring Book Celebrating the Early Days of Hip-Hop
Jamel Shabazz's Back in the Days Coloring Book.Ivanka’s RNC Dress Was From Her Own Line — But It Wasn’t Made in the U.S.
Note to Ivanka: Manufacturing a clothing line in the United States won't necessarily hurt your bottom line.Christian Louboutin Is Dressing Cuba’s Olympic Team
The athletes helped design the looks.Liv Tyler Is Keeping the Dream of the ’90s Alive
How her style has evolved (or hasn't) from Empire Records until now.I’m Too Tired to Fight Back Against a Device That Lets You Pull Your Suitcase With Your Butt
Fine, whatever.Caitlyn Jenner Stars in New H&M Campaign Video
Jenner speaks about her transition during the “For Every Victory” spot.
Artwork from the new exhibit "A Deeper Dive."See the Newest Ad Campaigns for Fall
Including Prada's whimsical desert wonderland.Now You Can Dress Like Your Elementary-School Science Folder
What took so long.Glamour Cuts Staff to Combine With Self Magazine
More layoffs at Condé Nast.
Peter Copping's sudden departure comes less than two years after he took up the position.Pat Cleveland Wants to Write a Book About Her Lovers
If life is a bottle of Champagne, they're the bubbles.Report: Nicolas Ghesquière May Be Leaving Louis Vuitton [UPDATED]
Louis Vuitton could soon have a new creative director.Watch Wheel of Fortune With a Dior Twist
I'd like to buy a vowel, and also some jewelry.MIT Scientists Discover Bold New Way to Make Fur Without Fur
Oh, technology.InStyle Editor-in-Chief Ariel Foxman Has Resigned
His last day will be August 4th.Melania Trump Found Her Dress for the Republican National Convention While Shopping Online
She wore a $2,190 dress by Roksanda.Constance Wu on Confronting Hollywood’s Racism
Talking with the Fresh Off the Boat star about ambition, success, and why the world needs an Asian Little Shop of Horrors.Yayoi Kusama Reimagines The Little Mermaid
See the Japanese artist's pen-and-ink illustrations.Zayn Malik Got a New Tattoo, and It’s Actually Not Bad
It's by the artist who tattooed Justin Bieber's face.