The Sketches of the Designer, Karl Lagerfeld, Were Sold at Auction for 100,000 Euros
We all remember February 19, 2019, the day when Karl Lagerfeld passed away. The cause of the death of the legendary designer was pancreatic cancer. But still, tabloids share information related to the name of the Chanel house mastermind. For example, not so long ago there was an AUCTION at Sotheby’s, where it was proposed to look into the center of the designer’s eclectic world, or rather, to his home. Karl’s clothes reflected the bright taste of the couturier, he put together an incredible collection of furniture. The first part of the auction took place in Monaco on December 3-5, and the second will take place on December 14 and 15 in Paris.
What was among the lots at the auction? More than 1,000 items from the designer’s personal residences located in France and Monaco, along with a portrait of Takashi Murakami, scrapbooks created by Lagerfeld himself, and a telegram from Marlene Dietrich. To the delight of the organizers of the event, a lot of people are ready to pay a fortune for the honor of touching the designer’s heritage. Thus, the final rewards for the couturier’s personal belongings significantly exceeded the expected revenue limit. For example, five pairs of Chanel sheepskin gloves, one of the designer’s most common calling cards, went under hammer for 47,880 euros. While the designer’s albums with patterns and various clothes that he designed in the mid-1980s were sold for 151,200 euros. Two Talmuds with photographs, notes, and sketches of Lagerfeld, dating from the 1950s, went under the hammer for 189,000 euros.