Manchester City Galleries are raising money in a rather unusual way this December – by auctioning beautiful vintage pieces of high end fashion donated by one of their Patrons. With starting bids from as little as £45, take a look online currently selling the lovely pieces, with more to come in the new year.
Amanda Wakeley silk evening dress
You could pick up a timeless piece in time for Christmas party season from designers such as Calvin Klein, Amanda Wakeley and Valentino. All items have been kept in pristine condition, with many having been worn only once! Most importantly every penny raised goes to Manchester Art Gallery Trust, the charity that raises money for the work of the galleries.
Valentino Trouser Suit
A selection of the pieces donated by this most generous patron have been incorporated into the extensive collection of fashion items housed in Manchester’s Gallery of Costume at Platt Hall, an invaluable resource for both established and aspiring fashion designers and a treasure trove for all fashion enthusiasts!
Amanda Wakeley embellished evening dress
Manchester City Galleries Trust, is an independent charity that fund-raises to support the work of Manchester City Galleries, helping them to mount exhibitions, conserve artworks and deliver outstanding learning and education programmes. Registered Charity Number 1048581