Lagerfeld for Sale
It should be a riveting auction season for those in the market for vintage fashion mementos. First, Christie’s announced that it will be putting unique items and designs from Elsa Schiaparelli’s estate under the hammer on January 23, and today The Telegraph reports that in Florida (of all places) there will be a little something for Karl Lagerfeld fans. Come January 11, Palm Beach Modern Auctions will offer up original sketches from Lagerfeld’s days as a designer for the house of Tiziani. Lagerfeld worked for the Rome-based brand (which was actually founded by American designer Evans Richards) in the sixties, and his designs attracted clients such as Elizabeth Taylor (whose letters and photos are also included in the sale), Principessa Borghese, and Doris Duke. Those who can’t make it down south for the festivities can view the one-of-a-kind sketches on Palm Beach Modern’s Web site.