Artcurial will dedicate one of its fall sales to the famous French actress Jeanne Moreau, who died in 2017. This is the opportunity to unveil the many facets of the artist who was an actress, comedian, director, but also singer, as well as its history with fashion and the greatest photographers of recent decades.
No less than 300 lots linked to the history and career of Jeanne Moreau will be dispersed by Artcurial, from October 16 to 22, in an exclusively online auction in tribute to the artist. For nearly a week, amateurs, enthusiasts and the simply curious will be able to try to get hold of unique pieces, sometimes unseen, having belonged or having been associated with the icon of French cinema, true muse of filmmakers of course, but also fashion designers and many photographers.
Among the lots on sale, there are designer pieces, especially from her wardrobe made up during award ceremonies or during film shoots. For example, the auction will offer a set in silk and guipure embroidered with pearls and Chanel sequins worn by the actress at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003, as well as a pair of anise silk mules embroidered with pearls by Roger Vivier.
A selection of jewelry, posters and around forty photographs, some of which have never been seen, will complete this sale. Connoisseurs will be able to discover Jeanne Moreau immortalized by Helmut Newton, Peter Lindbergh, Cecil Beaton, Slim Aarons and Agnès Varda.
The sale will take place at the same time as the exhibition at Artcurial, and will benefit the Jeanne Moreau Foundation, which aims to protect the artistic work of the French artist, but also to act for the protection of children by the access to theater and cinema activities.