Attention all fashion enthusiasts: Doris Day’s iconic outfits will be on display in Newbridge Silverware for the next three months
Doris Day was famed for being a style icon, talented singer, and all-round Hollywood legend, starring alongside the greats in films such as Teacher’s Pet and Calamity Jane. The star’s eponymous TV show ran for five seasons and was best known for its catchy theme tune, ‘Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)’, sang in Day’s melodic voice.
The star sadly passed away last year, ending her glittering career, which was adorned with Grammys, Academy Awards, and more.
Fans of the star will know that Day was passionate about animal welfare, lived with her many pets, and founded the Doris Day Animal Foundation in 1978.
In April 2020, her prized possessions, including clothes and items from her home, will be auctioned in aid of her beloved charity. The Julien’s Auctions sale in Beverly Hills will feature monumental items from Doris Day’s career, such as her four Golden Globe awards, her 1930 Ford car, and her red lacquer upright piano.
With bids expected to range from $1,000-$20,000, it’s likely that the average fan will not be able to purchase part of Day’s haul. However, don’t despair! Newbridge Silverware, together with Julien’s Auctions and The Doris Day Animal Foundation, will be exhibiting the collection at the Museum of Style Icons, Newbrige, Co Kildare.
The exhibition will run from now until February 2020, giving enthusiasts a chance to view the collection first-hand before the auction. The exhibition will display some of her iconic outfits: her vintage leather jacket, iconic Valentino pant-suit, and festive dog-print jumper (pictured on the model above).
The exhibition is an amazing insight into a once-distant aspect of Hollywood history and the life of a media legend. It’s must for film and fashion enthusiasts alike, and we definitely recommend making the trip to visit. It’s worth checking out Newbridge’s impressive Christmas room while you’re there too!