You Can Now Get Your Hands On These Rare Sketches By Karl Lagerfeld



April 2019

Karl Lagerfeld
Large 1960s hand-drawn, hand-annotated drawing for a dress Lagerfeld designed for ‘Elizabeth Taylor Burton’ while at the House of Tiziani, Rome

This might just be your most valuable purchase yet…

After Karl Lagerfeld sadly passed away in February, it’s without a doubt that his legacy will continue to live strong – not just in the fashion industry, but overall. His brilliance at Fendi, Chanel and his namesake label will always be remembered and now, you’ll be able to own a piece of that history.

Prior to becoming King Karl, the German designer was working as a couturier at the House of Tiziani in Rome during the 1960s and some never-before-seen sketches from that era have come to light.

The late style icon was famously known to toss his sketches once completed – Karl once told the New Yorker in 2007, “I throw everything away”. However, weeks after his passing, West Palm Beach auctioneer Rico Baca received a call from a client who announced that he was ready to part ways with 125 of the designer’s sketches. The portfolio includes hand-coloured sketches, annotated with notes, with many of them have original fabric swatches attached. Plus, two of the sketches which were drawn specifically for Elizabeth Taylor.

125 of Karl Lagerfeld’s sketches will be auctioned in Florida’s Urban Culture Auction on 18 April. 

You most definitely want to get your cheque books out for this one…

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  • Words by Meeran Mekkaoui
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