Karl Lagerfeld's Iconic Objects, Including His Fingerless Gloves, Auctioned

Several iconic objects and accessories belonging to the late German fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld will be auctioned by Sotheby's.

The emblematic objects will go on display in Cologne later this week before being put up for sale, the auction house confirmed Tuesday, DPA news agency reports.

A teddy bear, a portrait of Lagerfeld with his cat Choupette, sunglasses, jackets, shoes, his famous fingerless gloves, and furniture are among the items to be auctioned.

"The Cologne sale represents his multifaceted and surprising image, telling the story of the fashion designer, collector, decorator and photographer," according to Sotheby's.

The objects can be seen from Thursday at Sotheby's auction house in Cologne.

Karl Lagerfeld's Iconic Objects Set Up For Sale

Collectors interested in participating in the Cologne sale can register to bid online, with prices ranging from 50 dollars to 85,000 dollars.

Most of the items come from Karl Lagerfeld's last residence, an 18th-century villa in Louveciennes, near Versailles in France.

Many of the items up for auction are German art objects from as far back as the early 20th century, including an important collection of German advertising posters and furniture by architect and designer Bruno Paul.

The exhibition at the Palais Oppenheim in Cologne runs until 4 May. The subsequent auction will be the first held in Sotheby's new Cologne office.

Many other objects and accessories belonging to Karl Lagerfeld were already auctioned last year in Monaco and Paris. Together they brought in €18.2 million, four times higher than previously estimated.

Lagerfeld Was One Of The World's Greatest Designer

Karl Lagerfeld was the creative director of the fashion houses Chanel and Fendi, as well as his own namesake fashion house, which combined rock-chic influences with Parisian-inspired styles.

His enigmatic style, sharp-witted and cultured vision, uncompromising ideals, and 16/7 work schedule allowed him to achieve the status of a true icon.

Karl Lagerfeld was arguably the most celebrated designer of the XXI century. Lagerfeld was renowned and celebrated for his always relevant approach to fashion based on the elegance of classic shapes and proportions adapted to contemporary living.

A man of many talents, Lagerfeld was also adept at illustration, photography, styling, and publishing. The charismatic designer also introduced collections of fine jewelry to the world.

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