Marie Fredriksson is not only known from the band Roxette and as a solo artist. She was also a recognized style icon with a tough rock style and a wardrobe full of brands. About 50 of Marie Fredriksson’s private garments are now being auctioned for the benefit of the Stockholm City Mission.Published: October 29, 2022, 8:59 p.mIt is about everything from a ball gown that she wore during a performance at Princess Madeleine’s wedding, to various blazers and coats. “Her family and husband contacted us. They had a clear intention to collaborate with the Stockholm City Mission to create an auction with selected garments from her private wardrobe,” says Åsa Paborn, director of the Stockholm City Mission. The world star passed away on December 9, 2019. She is described by her family as a person with strong empathy for others who were having a hard time. Fadi el Khoury, prom dress, 2010s: “Extravagant cream-colored dress with pearl embroidery, gold-colored roses and voluminous skirt with tulle train.” From the performance at Princess Madeleine’s wedding in 2013. Photo: Stockholm City Mission.” They were clear that it was about paying tribute to Marie Fredriksson’s memory. And because the proceeds would go to Stockholm’s most vulnerable, something they thought Marie herself would have wanted,” says Åsa Paborn. The auctions will be conducted on the auction platform Tradera, starting on Friday 28 October and a month ahead until 27 November. Some of the different clothing brands are Balmain, Tomasz Starzewski and Armani. The asking price will be one kroner for each garment. In addition to seeing the garments digitally, it is also possible to see selected garments in real life. In connection with the start of the auctions, an exhibition will be held at NK in Stockholm from 28 October to 5 November. Giorgio Armani, coat in cashmere roll, 1990s: “Double-breasted coat in the softest cashmere. It is calf-length with a slightly marked waist, and has a feeling of the 40s in the cut.” Photo: Stockholms Stadsmission.” Then there will be photographs and a little more information about the clothes, such as when Marie Fredriksson bought them and so on. The clothes will then be auctioned like others, at Tradera. Åsa Paborn hopes that the clothes will bring in a lot of money for the vulnerable. “We naturally hope for a lot of money. Something worth mentioning is also that Tradera has waived commission in favor of Stockholm City Mission. So the purchase price goes directly to the vulnerable.”How much money do you think the auctions can bring in?
“It is incredibly difficult to know. They are unique garments in many ways and we hope that the demand will be great, we will open up to international buyers as well,” she says. The auctions will be published here.
The auctions include the following items of clothing:
Fadi el Khoury, prom dress, 2010s: “Extravagant cream-colored dress with pearl embroidery, gold-colored roses and voluminous skirt with tulle train.” Tomaz Starzewski, evening dress, 1990s: “Champagne-colored long dress covered in pearl embroidery and sparkling stones – simply a creation worthy of a star of Marie Fredriksson’s caliber.” Azzedine Alaïa, bodycon dress, 1990s: “A figure-hugging dress that Marie Fredriksson wore during the awarding of the Polar Prize ’92/’93.” Jasper Conran, long black silk dress with pearl embroidery, 1990s: “An elegant, but tough dress that Marie Fredriksson wore when Per Gessle turned 40 and celebrated with a party at Hotel Tylösand outside Halmstad in 1999.” Giorgio Armani, coat in cashmere roll, 1990s:”Double-breasted coat in the softest cashmere. It is calf-length with a slightly defined waist, and has a 40s feel in the cut.”