Palm Beach Modern Auctions
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Rare Karl Lagerfeld Fashion Drawings

Thu, Apr 18, 2019 12:00PM EDT
Lot 105

Karl Lagerfeld Fashion Drawings Sketch Book/Portfolio

Estimate: $2,000 - $4,000

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Fashion design sketch book/portfolio by Karl Lagerfeld with approximately twenty-eight drawings 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.

Palm Beach Modern Auctions first offered a selection of sketches and memorabilia from the Tiziani Estate in a January 2014 sale which gained worldwide press and a blog post from Choupette (Karl Lagerfeld's Birman cat). Additional pieces from the same collection have recently become available, and we are pleased to offer them today.

Designer & Manufacturer: Karl Lagerfeld (1933-2019)

Markings: marking(s)

Country of Origin & Materials: German; paper

Dimensions(H,W,D): approximately 19.5"h, 14.25"w, .5"d

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 $25; for purchases of greater than three drawings, please inquire.

(haute couture, ready to wear, prêt-à-porter, vintage style, Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, celebrity, fashion house, Michael Kors, Marc Jacobs, Dior, Chanel, Fendi)


All drawings 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.