Karl Lagerfeld’s fingerless gloves for walking under hammers

The late designer Karl Lagerfeld's personal collection is on display before the auction at Sotheby's in Monaco
Artwork “Buste Karl Lagerfeld (2015)” by artist Nicolas Tempe is on display before the auction of the late Karl Lagerfeld Collection by auction house Sotheby’s in Monte-Carlo, Monaco, on November 30, 2021. REUTERS / Eric Gaillard

November 30, 2021

By Eric Gaillard

MONACO (Reuters) – The late designer Karl Lagerfeld’s personal belongings, including his trademark amputated leather gloves and the cushion on which his cat Choupette sat, will be sold in a series of start-up auctions. head in Monaco this week.

Lagerfeld, who passed away in 2019, was an icon of the fashion industry, much celebrated for his distinctive personal style with gloves, sunglasses and ponytails as well as the fashion he designed. designs for Chanel and other fashion houses.

The furniture collection, auctioned by Sotheby’s, features items from his personal wardrobe and the furniture, accessories and artwork that decorate many of his homes.

Bidding was also offered for a Choupette model with an estimated price of 5,000 euros ($5,690) to 7,000 euros, and a Lagerfeld figurine made of PVC, metal and jelly, with an estimated price of 200-300 euros.

The elaborate trunks and suitcases that Lagerfeld takes with him on his travels, three Rolls-Royce cars and a pair of chrome-plated dumbbells owned by the renowned body-conscious designer, are also included in the purchase. sell this.

“This collection is a symbol of the taste of Karl Lagerfeld,” Pierre Mothes, Sotheby’s vice president of France, told Reuters at a preview of the collection.

“It gives a sense of his aesthetic choices, his personality, the person he is and the private life behind the facade we all know, of a great designer.”

After Monaco on December 3-5, the transfer to Paris at the end of December, then to Cologne at the beginning of next year.

(Written by Christian Lowe; Edited by Janet Lawrence)

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