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A Paris-Themed Motorcycle Jacket That You Can Buy for a Good Cause

This Paris-themed work by Dries Van Noten is one of 25 embellished motorcycle styles for auction.
This Paris-themed work by Dries Van Noten is one of 25 embellished motorcycle styles for auction.

This month, the Barneys flagship comes back to Chelsea, where it lived from 1923 to 1993. To fête the new location (101 Seventh Ave., nr. 16th St.) — and nod to the iconic 1986 charity event at the store for which the likes of Jean-Michel Basquiat designed jean jackets — Barneys has partnered with Christie’s for “The Black Leather Jacket” auction. Among the 25 embellished motorcycle styles is this Paris-themed work by Dries Van Noten, rendered with 83 pins, 71 patches, six Eiffel Tower charms, and one Mona Lisa. Bidding starts in early March at christies.com; all proceeds support the LGBT Community Center and the White Columns arts space.

christies.com/theblackleatherjacket

*This article appears in the February 8, 2016 issue of New York Magazine.

A Motorcycle Jacket That You Can Buy for a Cause