Joan Rivers had a taste for the finer things and a love for philanthropy, so it seems fitting that many of her treasures will soon go up for auction to benefit more than one good cause.
In June, Christie's will auction off over 200 items that belonged to the late comedy legend, from gowns and jewels to artwork and furnishings.
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Couture pieces, including costumes by designer Bob Mackie, and sparkling accessories by jewelers Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels and Harry Winston will be among the objects up for bid.
FILE SEPTEMBER 04: Comedian Joan Rivers has died after being removed from life supports following complications during surgery September 4, 2014 at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. She was 81. LOS ANGELES - 1990: Comedian Joan Rivers poses for a portrait in 1990 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry Langdon/Getty Images) Harry Langdon / Getty Images MORE: Melissa Rivers transforms into late mom Joan Rivers for movie 'Joy' epa04377072 (FILE) A file picture dated 26 April 2010 shows US comedienne Joan Rivers during her 2010 Tribeca Film Festival opening of 'Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work' in New York, New York, USA. According to media reports, Rivers, 81, remains unconscious after going into cardiac arrest during throat surgery in New York on 28 August 2014. She is said to be on a life-supporting system. EPA/JASON SZENES *** Local Caption *** 02132774 JASON SZENES / EPA
The items are expected to sell for between $500 and $200,000 each, and a portion of the proceeds will be divided between
God's Love We Deliver — a New York food delivery service for those too ill to cook or shop — and Guide Dogs for the Blind. This Feb. 21, 2013 photo shows comedian Joan Rivers, left, and her daughter Melissa Rivers in New York. Joan leads a panel on "Fashion Police," with Giuliana Rancic, Kelly Osbourne and stylist George Kotsiopoulos as they critique celebrity style choices. Melissa is a co-executive producer and occasional panelist as well. (Photo by Dan Hallman/Invision/AP) Dan Hallman / Dan Hallman/Invision/AP
"My mother's legacy as a much loved comedienne and philanthropist will be commemorated in this collaboration with Christie's and her generosity to charitable causes is something I will continue to honor," Rivers' daughter, Melissa,
said in a statement.
The auction will take place June 22 at Christie's in New York, with an tandem online auction held from June 16-23.
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