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Offline auction of Karl Lagerfeld relics closes, total price nearly triples estimates

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Offline auction of Karl Lagerfeld relics closes, total price nearly triples estimates

On July 6th, Sotheby’s auction house held the fourth offline auction of the relics of the late German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld at its Paris headquarters. nearly three times.

This auction has a total of 85 lots, all of which were successfully sold. The lot is mainly Karl Lagerfeld’s fashion design manuscripts, from 1969 to 2018, a total of 180 pieces, spanning his 40-year career.

The manuscripts were previously kept in Karl Lagerfeld’s two apartments in Paris, Rue des Saints-Pères and Quai Voltaire. Manuscripts in black ink with clear outlines and confident brushstrokes, drawn in watercolor, pencil, marker or even cosmetic, embody Karl Lagerfeld’s signature features. These are mainly manuscripts he created for French luxury brands Chloé, Chanel and Italian luxury brands Fendi.

The most expensive lot at this auction was a colourful design manuscript for Chloé in the early 1970s, which sold for 40,320 euros. The oldest lot is a series of 24 manuscripts for Chloé created in 1969, preserved in a binder, which sold for 32,760 euros, with photos of models wearing the design and a description of the series. Clippings.

Caroline Lescure, curator of the auction, commented: “(Karl Lagerfeld) is a man who takes manuscripts very seriously, he keeps all the designs, which is also his archive. Lagerfeld is a fashion genius who has worked for Chloé and Chanel for many years. , he was always thinking ahead, and we can see that vision through these manuscripts.”

In 1967, Karl Lagerfeld joined Fendi as a consultant director; since 1983, he has been the creative director of Chanel (Chanel). For ten years, he has designed a total of nearly 17 collections for the three brands each year.

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Sotheby’s announced in September 2021 that it would hold eight Karl Lagerfeld relics auctions, with a total of more than 1,000 relics, including furniture, art, collectibles, tableware and personal items.

The first offline auction will be held in Monaco from 3 to 5 December 2021. The second offline auction, which took place in Paris from December 14 to 15 last year, sold a total of 6.2 million euros of relics. Sotheby’s said three auctions in Paris at the end of last year fetched 18.2 million euros, about four times the estimated total.

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