More than 90 pieces of iconic fashion journalist Suzy Menkes's wardrobe are being sold in an online auction that started today. Lots include everything from Ossie Clark dresses from the '70s to a Chanel bag customized with Menkes's first name. With as many decades as Menkes spent observing the industry in these clothes, bidders aren't just shopping a vintage sale — they're buying pieces of fashion history.
But of course Menkes isn't the only person in fashion who has sent items from her personal collection under the hammer. From Daphne Guinness's charitable auction of couture to Pierre Berge's record-breaking sale of the items he amassed with Yves Saint Laurent, fashion auctions have become truly memorable events. Get a look at Menkes's auction — and others like it in years past — here in the gallery.