Estate of the fashion tsar: Lagerfeld’s gloves under the hammer!

+++ His kitty’s bowl, cat wheel and scratching post will be auctioned +++

Munich – Do you want Karl Lagerfeld’s gloves? Or his shoes?

Following in the footsteps of the legendary fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld (1933-2019) – this dream could come true. Because his loafers with an embroidered gold monogram are already available for 300 to 500 euros.

The loafers come from the estate of the world-famous designer

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Karl Lagerfeld died in February 2019 († 85) and left behind villas, three Rolls-Royce, luxury clothes, works of art, design furniture and a lot of personal things. Some have already been auctioned. The auctions in Monaco and Paris brought in 18.2 million euros – four times the preliminary estimate. Part 3 of the auction series will take place at Sotheby’s in Cologne in May. Some of the pieces will be exhibited in advance in Munich (“KARL, the estate of Karl Lagerfeld”).

The auction house Sotheby’s (Odeonsplatz 16, Munich) is exhibiting 46 Lagerfeld pieces from March 18 to 20 – including five pairs of his gloves (estimate price 300 to 500 euros), his loafers (300 to 500 euros), the drawing of the Czars of fashion “The Count and the Aunt” (500 to 800 euros), a figure by the cat Choupette (50 to 80 euros) and a painting by Oskar Schlemmer (“The Triadic Ballet” for 15,000 to 20,000).

These Karl treasures will be on display in Munich this weekend

These Karl treasures will be on display in Munich this weekend

Photo: Sotheby’s Munich

Also going under the hammer – but not in the Munich exhibition – are scratching posts, cat wheels and bowls by Mietze Choupette. “His private collection gives insight into his sources of inspiration and his universe,” says Bettina Beckert of Sotheby’s.

King Karl with his French Birman cat, Choupette, in 2017

King Karl with his French Birman cat, Choupette, in 2017

Photo: Karllagerfeld/instagram

Karl once said about his collecting mania: “I find the joy of collecting, the fun of hunting for objects, exciting. But once I have it, I lose interest. I don’t want to be a curator living in a museum.”

++ THESE are Lagerfeld’s heirs ++

Fashion czar Karl Lagerfeld left a fortune of around 460 million euros – divided between these seven heirs:

★ Male model Sebastien Jondeau, “Karl Boy” and muse

★ Baptiste Giabiconi, model and muse

★ Jake Davies, “Karl Boy” and Muse

★ Choupette, Lagerfeld’s beloved cat. Her nanny Francoise Cacote manages her part of the inheritance

★ Brad Kroenig, “Karl Boy” and Muse

★ Hudson Kroenig, “Göttibub” and godchild of Lagerfeld

★ Caroline Lebar, former employee of the designer


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