Items that once belonged to late designer Karl Lagerfeld are set to be auctioned across Europe. In a series of eight auctions, Sotheby’s will sell his estate which includes collectibles, fine art, furniture, personal items, and the possessions of his beloved cat, Choupette.
The auction house stated, ‘Sotheby’s is paying tribute to this genius of a designer with the sale of over 1000 lots from his residences in Frances and Monaco, an anthology of his personal taste but also of his life and career. Divided between Monaco, Paris, and Cologne, the sales are in his image, multiple and surprising, telling the story of the couturier, the collector, the decorator, and the photographer’.
Noteworthy items include a portrait of Lagerfeld by Takashi Murakami, chrome dumbbells by Aston Martin, a Zenith Chair by Marc Newson, as well as the famed Jeff Koons painting Dom Perignon Balloon Venus. Also on auction are his personal items such as linens, and Rolls Royce cars. The clothing lot includes his trademark fingerless gloves, suit jackets, and accessories from designers Yves Saint Laurent, Dior, Comme des Garcon, and a jar containing starched, white collars synonymous with Lagerfeld’s distinct personal style.
Lagerfeld was the creative director of Chanel, from 1983 till his passing in 2019. Alongside that, he also had his highly regarded eponymous label and was also the creative director at Fendi. The auction for his items will be commencing in Monaco from December 3 – 5, Paris on December 14 – 15, and Cologne, with dates yet to be announced for the same. There will also be an online auction with two session from November 26 to December 6, and December 6 – 16.