Karl Lagerfeld’s legacy, auctioned for 18.2 million euros

About 1,500 people from more than 60 countries competed for the almost 1,000 lots into which the designer’s succession had been divided

Numerous designs and objects that belonged to the German designer of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, have been sold in Monaco and Paris for a total sum of 18.2 million euros (about 20.6 million dollars), as reported this Thursday by the auction house Sotheby’s at the end of the operation.

About 1,500 people from more than 60 countries the almost 1,000 lots were disputed into which the succession of Karl Lagarfeld had been divided, who was awarded for four times the estimate highest ever, Sotheby’s said in a statement.

Raised triple the estimated

In Paris, the pieces put up for sale allowed raise 6.2 million euros (about 7 million dollars), the triple than anticipated. All of them belonged to the Lagerfeld household, and among them were furniture, decoration objects Y various utensils.

Too Lagerfeld designs auctioned valued between 800 and 1,200 euros (between 906 and 1,359 dollars); or jackets and gloves that had been priced between 2,000 and 4,000 euros (between 2,265 and 4,529 dollars); and many other objects that the designer had as souvenirs and symbolic elements linked to his life and his personality.

In Monaco it was auctioned the object that started with the highest valuation, a luxury car It had been estimated between 350,000 and 400,000 euros (between almost 396,270 and 453,000 dollars).

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All constitute a “global representation of Karl Lagerfeld as a designer, as a collector and also as a social personality“, the vice president of Sotheby’s France, Pierre Mothes, has affirmed to Efe.

They were exhibited for several weeks at Sotheby’s headquarters in Paris and the show was a great success with the public, according to the head of the auction house. “People tend to like the exhibition because represents a global vision of your personality“, has indicated.


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