Power dressing: Lydia Fenet

Lydia Fenet is director of strategic partnerships, special events and senior vice-president at Christie’s America. She joined Christie’s in September 1999 as a member of the client advisory team, and her role now takes in benefit auctioneering and fundraising events. She lectures on the history of the auction house.

Dress by The Row

It’s perfect for work, as it takes me straight into the evening. A lot of my working days carry on into the night and I’m on stage quite a lot so it’s important to look professional. It’s conservative but it has little features that make it more elegant. I’m tall, so I tend to shop across brands to find things to suit my silhouette, and about 60 per cent of my wardrobe is made up of dresses.

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Shoes by Christian Louboutin

These pumps are also perfect for the transition from day to evening. Even though I am tall, I don’t have a pair of heels under 2½ inches. I’ve always been someone who has dressed up at work – it makes you feel more professional and I am representing Christie’s globally, so dressing the part is important.

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Bag by Anya Hindmarch

I use this red bag during the day as I am always carrying around different files and my computer. In the evening, I always use a black crocodile clutch, which I bought from Nicaragua.

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Necklace by Hemline

This is a vintage necklace that I bought in New Orleans. I love wearing costume jewellery and, as an auctioneer, I’m the person in charge so I like to have a presence and be sparkly on stage. I’m usually wearing some stacked Hermès colourful bangles.





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