500 pieces from John Galliano’s legendary tenure at Dior between 1996 and 2011 are going up for sale at a French auction.

Parisian auction house Cornette de Saint Cyr has curated the hefty selection of items, 300 of which came from a Russian woman who began to acquire Galliano's work when his debut collection arrived in fall 1997. WWD reports that 50 items came from another client who favored tailored jackets inspired by the house’s iconic “Bar” suit, while around 100 handbags such as the Lady Dior, Gaucho, Malice, and Cadillac models are also included.

“The sale is very representative of the evolution of Galliano’s style at the house of Dior," explained Hubert Felbacq, director of Cornett de Saint Cyr’s luxury and vintage department, to WWD. Prices range from around $36 for smaller accessories right up to over $7,000 for the FW06 python coat. The sale comes at a time when archival fashion is enjoying a boon, particularly among younger consumers.

Galliano's tenure at Dior came to an end in 2011 after he was accused of making anti-Semitic and racist remarks in a Parisian cafe. A one-time punk stylist, Galliano was responsible for turning Dior into a multimillion-dollar brand. The designer claimed to have been suffering with substance abuse due to being overworked. He was succeeded by Raf Simons before eventually joining Maison Margiela in 2014.

See exactly what's going under the hammer here and look out for the auction taking place today, June 7, at 2 p.m. CET.

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