By Adam Dutton
Ex-glamour model Kelly Brook is flogging dozens of her designer clothes including her eye-catching Love Island swimsuits - with some items being sold for just £20.
The actress and presenter, who grew up in Rochester, says she is having a "cathartic" clear out of outfits she has worn during her TV and film career.
They include a flamboyant diamante-encrusted leotard body suit with tulle overlay she wowed fans in during the Strictly Come Dancing live tour in 2010.
Kelly is also selling several swimsuits she wore on Love Island in the early noughties.
They include a stunning blue striped swimsuit as well as five 1950s/60s vintage costumes.
Fans can also snap up an eye-catching floral-patterned costume she wore on the hit show.
Another lot up for grabs is a 1950s red cotton Alfred Shaheen Honolulu dress decorated with a Hawaii-inspired motif Kelly wore on Celebrity Love Island which aired on May 23, 2005.
Kelly, who recently sold her medieval Yeoman’s hall house in Grafty Green, near Lenham, Maidstone, has preserved her valuable clothes collection in storage containers but now wants to sell them as she settles into married life with new hubby Jeremy Parisi who she wed last year in his native Italy.
Kelly’s clothes are going under the hammer at Hansons Auctioneers on Thursday, August 31. with some lots being priced as low as £20.
Her staggering collection includes pieces by Vivienne Westwood, Alexander McQueen, Diane Von Furtstenberg, Moschino, Dolce & Gabbana and Emporio Armani.
These include an Alexander McQueen military-inspired two-piece skirt suit in Air Force blue.
Kelly, 43, said: "It’s been amazing to take a trip down memory lane and explore my storage units where vintage and designer pieces from my TV and film career have been preserved and archived over the decades.
“I’m so excited to part with pieces that really have shaped my life over the years and inspired many fashion collections I’ve designed for the High Street.
"My storage units, together with the numerous homes I've lived in over the years, have been treasure troves for some of the most beautiful furniture, art and fashion sourced from all over the world.
"It’s been extremely cathartic to part with some iconic pieces I know fans and collectors will love.
"I'm very much looking forward to watching some of my favourite items go under the hammer and find a new home outside of a storage unit. Let the fun begin."
Stephanie Connell, who catalogued the Kelly Brook Collection, said: “Kelly’s clothes capture old-style Hollywood glamour.
“There’s a wonderful selection of 32 lots including numerous vintage and designer pieces.
“Kelly acquired many of these rare vintage pieces specifically for her work as host of the original series of Celebrity Love Island in 2005, paving the way to the global Love Island success story.
“The collection showcases Kelly’s impeccable eye for fashion and highlights her influence on British style.
“As well as being fabulous items of clothing, these garments are part of TV history.”
More Love Island offerings include two circa 1960s green floral-patterned sun dresses.
They are a De Weese Design California dress labelled ‘Swim and Sun Fashions, Los Angeles, California’ and a cotton Hawaiian halter dress with boned bodice, labelled ‘Kamehameha’, made and styled in Hawaii.
Fans can also bid on a dress worn by Kelly in the 2006 ITV production of Agatha Christie's Marple episode, The Moving Finger, and a vintage lace dress worn to the London première of The Gangs of New York in 2003.
Other 1950s classics include a red halter-neck dress overlaid with brown tulle-type fabric embroidered with sequins, labelled ‘Hollinsworth’s, Oval Room’ and a strapless, wine-coloured dress featuring printed net, black velvet waistband and boned bodice.
Kelly wore the Hollinsworth’s dress at the premiere of Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo in August, 2005 in Las Vegas.
As well as selling clothes, Kelly is also flogging two limited-edition Eve Arnold photographs of Marilyn Monroe.
The images adorned the walls of her former home in Kent.
A large Sarah Bernhardt late 19th-century poster and a 1950s poster for the 1953 film Problem Girls are also being auctioned.
Hanson’s Stephanie said: “This auction will give buyers a unique opportunity to acquire pieces which have played a part in Kelly’s life and career.
“It's a chance to own a little slice of the Kelly Brook magic and glamour. Elements of the collection are also affordable, with lot estimates starting from £30-£50.”
Kelly was voted the Sexiest Woman in The World in 2005 by FHM magazine, the year she hosted Celebrity Love Island.
She rose to fame, initially as a model, after winning a beauty competition at 16.
Her career has included TV, film, theatre and radio and in 2014 her autobiography ‘Close Up’, was named in The Sunday Times Bestseller list.