Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Live Auction

Karl Lagerfeld Tiziani Fashion Drawings

Thu, Dec 9, 2021 12:00PM EST
Lot 23

Karl Lagerfeld Fashion Drawing

Estimate: $500 - $1,500

Bid Increments

Price Bid Increment
$0 $25
$500 $50
$1,000 $100
$3,000 $250
$5,000 $500
$10,000 $1,000
$30,000 $2,500
$50,000 $5,000
$100,000 $10,000
Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: Karl Lagerfeld (1933-2019)
Marking(s); notes: marking(s)
Country of origin; materials: German; mixed media on heavy card stock
Dimensions (H, W, D): 17"h, 8.5"w (approximate; drawings are not framed)
Additional Information: Fashion design sketch by Karl Lagerfeld from the Tiziani Archives. Provenance: Estate of Tiziani | Estate of Raf Ravaioli | Private Collection, Palm Beach, FL.

In 1963, American designer Evans Richards opened a fashion house in Rome under the name Tiziani, employing Karl Lagerfeld as his fellow couturier in the firm. Their first collection was a huge success, and within a short time, faithful clients included Elizabeth Taylor, Doris Duke, Gina Lollobrigida, Principessa Borghese and many others. Mr. Lagerfeld remained with the firm until 1969. The bulk of the Tiziani Estate sketches and memorabilia offered in this auction derive from that remarkable collaboration along with other lots from the succeeding period when Guy Douvier had replaced Mr. Lagerfeld.

The Karl Lagerfeld drawings will be displayed for preview one week prior to the auction with doors open Mon.-Fri. 10am-5pm ET. SHIPPING NOTATION: We will be pleased to offer in-house shipping within the Continental US on pieces purchased in this auction. Up to three drawings $30; for purchases of greater than three drawings, please inquire.

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Drawings from this collection show handling and storage wear of varying degrees (including crimps, discoloration, etc.). Designer sketches are functional artworks and the wear resulting from usage contributes to their historic appeal. Please reference detail photographs.