Now, You Can Own a Piece of Karl Lagerfeld

Rare sketches made by the late fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld are set to go under the hammer this month.
Friday 12 April 2019
His legacy is up for grabs but you'll have to fight for it. Photo: AFP

The images – which date from the 1960s when Lagerfeld worked for the fashion house Tiziani in Rome – will be available for purchase on 18 April via a live auction, as reported by Vogue UK. The event is being held by Urban Culture Auctions in association with Palm Beach Modern Auction, in Florida.

The 125 lots include annotated drawings from Lagerfeld’s time with the company, which was launched in 1963 in Rome by the American creative Evans Richards. Lagerfeld, who was employed as Richards’ fellow couturier, stayed with the label until 1969.

Lagerfeld, who went on to head up the houses of Chanel and Fendi, carving out a career as a fashion titan, was known for throwing away his drawings, making this series something of a rarity.

“These sketches are the work of one of the most brilliant couturiers of the last half-century,” Urban Culture Auctions co-owner told Vogue UK. “They are very rare and might not have survived had they remained in Lagerfeld’s possession.”

Lagerfeld died on 19 February, aged 85. He was succeeded at Chanel by the designer Virginie Viard, who worked with him for the last 30 years of his career.

The sketches can be previewed at

Source: AFP Relax News

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