blog.php-88 Joan Collins in 2010 as the face of designer Alexis Bittar's costume jewelry range.
Image via the Telegraph

Joan Collins' incredible career includes appearing in over 60 films and a plethora of television series, including the iconic hit Dynasty. Collins has worked alongside Hollywood legends Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, Gregory Peck, Paul Newman, Bette Davis and Kirk Douglas, to name a few.

Since Collins made her stage debut at the age of nine and signed her first film contract at the age of 16, she has gone on to become one of the most iconic and recognisable Hollywood stars of the 20th and 21st century.

Highlights from The Collection of Dame Joan Collins include couture dresses from the 1960's, screen worn costumes, designer pieces, jewellery, career memorabilia, decorative arts, furniture and other personal items.

The sale features two vintage Louis Vuitton steamer trunks, a 1961 beaded couture dress, a couture halter dress worn to the Doctor Doolittle premiere, costumes from Dynasty including event worn gowns designed by Nolan Miller, a custom made white fox and mink cape designed by furrier Edward Lowell and a collection of costume jewellery dating from the 1960's to present.

blog.php-188 A strapless black satin figure-hugging gown worn by Joan Collins in the television series and publicity images for Part I of Sins (Greif-Dore, 1986) . The gown has a layered white organza mermaid tail.

 

blog.php-189 A pair of circa 1920 platinum French Art Deco onyx and diamond ear pendants.

 

blog.php-190 An apricot silk Nolan Miller Couture ensemble owned by Joan Collins.

As well as her incredible stage career, for which she received an OBE, Collins has also been given the title of Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) for her services to charity.

The sale will take place on 16th December, 2015.

Check out the full catalogue on Barnebys here.

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