Ab Fab star auctions off famous outfits for charity

Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna Lumley auctions off some of her most famous outfits for charity. Photo: PA Wire

Absolutely Fabulous star Joanna Lumley raised thousands for charity when she auctioned off dozens of her most famous outfits.

Garments worn by the 66-year-old actress in her most memorable roles, including Patsy in comedy series Absolutely Fabulous and crime fighter Purdey in The New Avengers, raised £15,000 for the Prince's Trust.

I am giving up some of my greatest treasures and happiest memories. I am so thrilled to think that the proceeds will all go to benefit young people through one of my all-time favourite charities, the Prince's Trust. I love each item and each garment with a passion.

Some 50 items went under the hammer at Kerry Taylor Auctions in central London on Tuesday night.

Lumley auctioned off dozens of outfits to raise money for the Prince's Trust. Credit: PA Wire

A Joseph zebra print coat worn by Lumley in the opening credits to Absolutely Fabulous fetched £850, far exceeding the estimate of £200-£300.

A range of underwear and corsets from her role as Purdey in The New Avengers sold for £380, while a black velvet hat worn by Lumley in Absolutely Fabulous raised £700.

Some 50 items went under the hammer at Kerry Taylor Auctions. Credit: PA Wire

A Chanel suit worn by her during her high-profile Gurkha Justice campaign sold for £750.

The biggest sale was an album cover owned by Lumley which was signed by screen stars Richard Burton and Elizabeth Taylor from their 1963 film The V.I.Ps. It was bought for £1,300.