Joan Rivers Costumes Set For Christie’s Auction

Joan Rivers Christie's
Courtesy of Harry Langdon

Comedy queen Joan Rivers wowed fans for decades with her unapologetic routines, but she also was a standout for her unique personal style.

Famed New York auction house Christie’s has just announced plans to auction off some of Rivers’ most exquisite pieces from her Manhattan townhouse at a June 22 auction in New York. The selection will include decorative arts, paintings, French furniture and Fabergé.

In a special online auction to be held concurrently with the main affair, costumes made by Bob Mackie and Rivers’ personal jewelry from houses like Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Harry Winston will be sold from June 16 to 23.

Joan Rivers penthouse Insider Joan Rivers’ opulent penthouse. Courtesy of Christie's

Proceeds will benefit God’s Love We Deliver and Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Among the items up for grabs in the main auction: an Édouard Vuillard painting, a silver Tiffany water bowl engraved for Rivers’ beloved dog Spike and a jeweled nephrite study of a Lily of the Valley leaf by Fabergé.

Christie’s has not yet announced the accessories that will be offered in the online auction, but there are sure to be some notable pieces.

“I tend to take the garbage out in full drag,” Rivers joked in an interview with FN in 2011.

Joan Rivers in 2000 Joan Rivers in 2000.