Sketches of Karl Lagerfeld will go under the hammer at Sotheby's | World Fashion Channel

Sketches of Karl Lagerfeld will go under the hammer at Sotheby's

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03 Jul 2022

On July 6, Sotheby's auction "KARL, Inspirations, Succession Karl Lagerfeld Part IV" will sell a unique collection of 180 sketches by the legendary designer, testifying to his passion for drawing. The sketches are dedicated to the clothes and fashion ideas that Lagerfeld transferred to paper throughout his life. Interestingly, the sketches are made in ink, sometimes with colored markers, watercolors and, even more surprisingly, concert make-up. The auction will take place in Paris during the upcoming haute couture week.

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The legendary couturier, former creative director of Chanel and Fendi, died in 2019 and only now personal items from his collection are starting to appear on sale. This time, collectors will have a rare opportunity to get their hands on some of the countless sketches made by the great designer.

"This sale presents an unparalleled collection of fashion drawings by Karl Lagerfeld from his apartments at 8 rue Saint-Père and 17 quai Voltaire. They recreate the history of fashion in a unique way and demonstrate the taste of one of the main players in the fashion world, driven by limitless ingenuity and virtuosity" , said Pierre Motes, vice president of Sotheby's France.

Source: Sotheby's

Among the key items in the sale is a set of 24 sketches from 1969, some of the earliest in the collection. The drawings are in the folder along with three press clippings from the same year and collages made by the great designer. One drawing of a dress, sketched in a black-and-beige bold pencil with a reddish tint of makeup pencil, is estimated at 1000–1500 euros.

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