When Karl Lagerfeld passed away in February 2019, he left a huge void in the fashion world. Known for ubiquitous public image, his equally colorful personality became an immortal icon forever engraved in the minds of many.
Arguably one of the most respected names in fashion history, Karl Lagerfeld’s influence on modern fashion is immeasurable. As a matter of fact, his creative legacy made him as synonymous to Chanel as Coco Chanel herself.
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A passionate devotee to fashion, Lagerfeld could sketch tirelessly for days. Meanwhile, his positive outlook on everything inspires all those who surround him.

“When people talk about the good old days, I say to people, ‘It’s not the days that are old, it’s you that’s old.’ I hate the good old days. What is important is that today is good.” – Karl Lagerfeld

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The Karl Lagerfeld’s Estate Auction at Sotheby’s

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Lagerfeld was an avid collector of objects that embellished his life. Over the years a trove of fantastic memorabilia is found throughout his homes in France and Monaco. From his extensive library of books to his beloved sunglasses, he was a consummate perfectionist who demanded only the extraordinary. At the same time, he is fondly remembered for his highly personable demeanor and disarming charm.
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From sketches to artwork and even furniture pieces, Sotheby’s is auctioning a collection of over 1000 lots picked from his homes. Each curated piece is a tiny glimpse into the life of the fashion mogul.
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There is palpable anticipation for the third round of auction, scheduled for March 2022 in Cologne. The first two were major successes as many pieces were sold beyond their estimated values.
Whether it’s for his persona or for the sheer mastery of his art, Karl Lagerfeld’s legacy will never be forgotten. For the first time, the general public will have an opportunity to own a piece of history that will be as unique as the man himself.

Official website at Sotheby’s: www.sothebys.com/en/series/karl-lagerfelds-estate

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