Karl Lagerfeld’s mittens among auction items

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MONACO – The belongings of the late designer Karl Lagerfeld, including his signature fingerless leather gloves and the cushions his cat Choupette sat on, will be on sale in a series of auctions starting in Monaco this week.

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Lagerfeld, who died in 2019, was a fashion industry icon, celebrated as much for his distinctive personal style of gloves, sunglasses and ponytail as for the fashion he designed for Chanel and other houses.

The collection of objects, auctioned by Sotheby’s, contains objects from his personal wardrobe and furniture, accessories and works of art that decorated his many homes.

Bids are also being sought for a model of Choupette whose price is estimated between 5,000 euros ($ 5,690) and 7,000 euros, and a Lagerfeld figurine in PVC, metal and rhinestones, whose price is estimated at 200-300. euros.

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Also included in the sale are elaborate trunks and suitcases that Lagerfeld took with him on his travels, three Rolls-Royce cars and a pair of chrome dumbbells belonging to the famous body-conscious designer.

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

“It gives an idea of ​​his aesthetic choices, his personality, the man he was and the private life that was hidden behind the facade that we all know, that of a great designer.

After Monaco from December 3-5, the sale moves to Paris later in December, and then to Cologne early next year.

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