Palm Beach Modern Auctions
Live Auction

Karl Lagerfeld Tiziani Fashion Drawings

Thu, Dec 9, 2021 12:00PM EST
Lot 7

Large Karl Lagerfeld Fashion Drawing

Estimate: $750 - $2,000

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 sketch pad paper
Dimensions (H, W, D): 18"h, 14.5"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.

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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.
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