Last year, Bafta & Academy award winning costumier and designer John Bright invited Kerry Taylor to visit the renowned Cosprop store to select costumes for this special charity auction in aid of The Bright Foundation. The sale proceeds will go to this arts-based education charity based in Hastings, which provides free access to creative activities, visual and performance arts for children and young people facing disadvantage.
This is your opportunity to own a piece of screen history with 69 lots featuring costumes worn by screen legends including:
MADONNA • JOHNNY DEPP • HEATH LEDGER • ELIZABETH TAYLOR • MERYL STREEP • KEIRA KNIGHTLEY • MARGOT ROBBIE • GWYNETH PALTROW • UMA THURMAN • RENEE ZELLWEGER • COLIN FIRTH • HELENA BONHAM CARTER • JULIE ANDREWS • JUDI DENCH • EDDIE REDMAYNE • DANIEL RADCLIFFE • KATE WINSLET and also starring costumes from TV dramas including: DOWNTON ABBEY • PEAKYBLINDERS • POLDARK • POIROT • PRIDE & PREJUDICE
The costumes range in style from fantasy Renaissance creations to more wearable 20th century silhouettes and will appeal to serious Hollywood and tv period drama costume collectors, or those who just like to dress up! Cosprop is renowned the world over for its historically accurate and detailed costumes. For nearly 60 years, John Bright has brought characters and moments in time vividly to life on stage and screen helping to realise the creative visions of generations of award-winning costume designers. He is equally revered and respected by actors grateful for the fine costumes provided to assist them create their characters.
Other actors represented include Gwyneth Paltrow (Emma), Nicole Kidman (The Portrait of a Lady, The Others), Cate Blanchett (Elizabeth), Dame Judi Dench (Murder on the Orient Express), Dame Julie Andrews (Victor Victoria), Aidan Turner (Poldark), Suranne Jones (Gentleman Jack), Alan Rickman (The Demon Barber of Fleet Street), Carey Mulligan (Far From the Madding Crowd), Robert Downey Junior and Jude Law (Sherlock Holmes), Ann Margret (Scarlett), Kate Winslet (Finding Neverland), Emily Blunt (The English), Emma Thompson (Howard’s End), Vanessa Redgrave (Mrs Dalloway), Emma Hall (Parade’s End), Margot Robbie (Goodbye Christopher Robin), Dougray Scott (Ever After), Alicia Vikander & Eddie Redmayne (The Danish Girl), Helen McCrory, Tom Hardy & Paul Anderson (Peaky Blinders), Amy Adams (Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day), Edward Fox (Edward & Mrs Simpson) , Marion Cotillard (La vie en Rose).
Bidders can acquire costumes for enjoyment, investment or simply to dress up in, secure in the knowledge that their purchases will also assist The Bright Foundation’s projects for disadvantaged young people.
John Bright: “My life’s work has been committed to costume design for film, tv and theatre and I feel incredibly fortunate to have been able to pursue this path. It is my firmly held belief that the arts and creativity can shape happier and healthier children and enable young people to reach their full potential.” (Click here to watch John Bright A Life In Costume)
To coincide with the live event a timed online only auction, will run from 22nd February until 10th March, featuring around 40 eclectic lots including one-of-a-kind experiences, celebrity memorabilia, original artworks, fashion, fine dining and personal items donated by the stellar list of celebrity Ambassadors and supporters of the Bright Foundation. See website for further details.
We would like to thank Bidpath (KTA Live) and Invaluable for offering their bidding platforms to our clients free of charge for this special charity auction only as their donation to The Bright Foundation.
Kerry Taylor Auctions is donating the Buyers Premium to The Bright Foundation
If you are the successful bidder, please note that we accept remote card payments up to £2,000 and card payments in person up to £10,000. If your invoice exceeds these amounts, you will have to arrange a bank wire. We expect payment as soon as you receive your invoice.
LIGHTS CAMERA AUCTION - Live Cosprop Sale in aid of The Bright Foundation
Tuesday March 5th at 6pm, at Kerry Taylor Auctions, 249-253 Long Lane, London SE1 4PR.
Tuesday 27th February- 12:00pm-5pm
Wednesday 28th February- 9:30am-5pm
Thursday 29th February- 9:30am-5pm
Friday 1st March – 9:30am-5pm
Sunday 3rd March– 11am-4:30pm
Monday 4th March – 9:30am-5pm
Day of sale and other times by appointment only
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