Sotheby’s is paying tribute to the late-great designer Karl Lagerfeld with the sale of his personal belongings gathered from various residences that he called home.
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Before his death, Lagerfeld was the creative director of Chanel, Fendi and his eponymous label. As a couturier, collector, decorator and photographer, he was highly invested in the art realm and amassed an expansive collection of home decorations over the years.
This is the third instalment of Lagerfeld’s estate sale that serve as an anthropology of the legendary designers famed career in fashion and as a purveyor of art. In the 1970s and ’80s, he was drawn to Art Deco and the colourful stylings of Italian interiors respectively.
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Lagerfeld then moved on to 18th-century French art, which he deemed as the ideal of elegance and refinement.
During the new millennium, he took a special interest in contemporary designs and worked with interior designers Mark Newson, Martin Szekely and Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec to create a futuristic space.
As a man full of surprises, he kept everyone on their toes in all aspects of his life. The German designer’s last home in Louveciennes, a western suburb of Paris, was decorated with 1920s German furniture and 20th-century posters.
While his passing was a huge loss to the fashion world, Lagerfeld’s legacy lives on and his trove of treasures that we can now personally own.
KARL, Karl Lagerfeld’s Estate III auction on April 29. For more information, go here.