a month ago, the fashion world mourned Karl Lagerfeld. On 18 April, 125 of his sketches will be put up for tender by the Urban Culture Auctions, Florida. Achievements, hitherto unpublished, drawn by Lagerfeld while working as a couturier for Tiziani in Rome, when he was unknown, but promising. Some sketches, made between 1963 and 1969 were to the attention of Elizabeth Taylor, Doris Duke, or Gina Lollobrigida.

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The following portfolios, each of which contains between 22 and 44 original sketches should sell for between 1700 and 3500 euros, while the sketches of the individual, some coloured and annotated by hand, could be worth between 900 and 1300 euro. “These sketches are the work of one of the most brilliant couturiers of the last fifty years”, said Rico Baca, co-owner of Urban Culture Auctions. They are very rare and would not have may not have survived if they had remained in the possession of Lagerfeld.”

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indeed, Karl Largerfeld refused to keep his projects. “I throw everything, he said in an interview with New Yorker in 2007. The piece of furniture the most important thing in a house is the garbage can! I do not keep personal archives, no sketches, no photos, no clothes, nothing!”

An owner anonymous

“Although this is the beginning of the career of Lagerfeld, Evan Richards, principal designer of the house of Tiziani saw something in his achievements, because he has chosen to retain it,” says Rico Baca. He surely had other people who worked for him over the years, and it has kept their.” According to him, the origin of the sketch is easy to trace. He thinks that Richards has retained until his death in 1994 and then passed to his partner Raf Ravaioli. The work would have then been retained by the partner following Ravaioli, that would have to be auctioned. The owner, who asked to remain anonymous, “is not in the world of fashion,” said Baca.

“most of The designers modern may not sign their own sketches because their creative work is considered a way of detaching himself from his house of couture, says Rico Baca. Fortunately, Lagerfeld has signed his name on some of his work.” A gesture that has helped to authenticate the rest of his sketches with characteristics identical to those of the rest of his sketches.

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