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Designer/Artist; Manufacturer: Karl Lagerfeld (1933-2019)
Markings: marking(s)
Country of Origin & Materials: German; card stock
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 | Palm Beach Modern Auctions [i]Lagerfeld + Liz: Modern Design[/i] auction, 1.11.2014, lot 480 | Private Collection, Palm Beach and New York.

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), and offered the remaining pieces from the collection when they became available in April 2019.

(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)
Dimensions(H,W,D): 20"h, 14.25"w


These 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.

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Karl Lagerfeld Fashion Drawing

Estimate $1,000 - $1,700May 25
West Palm Beach, FL, USA
Auction Curated By:
Rico Baca
Auctioneer & Partner