"If anybody had a Versailles complex, it was Karl," says Lady Amanda Harlech as she gives Vogue a tour of the intact French hideaway that had belonged to her friend, the late Karl Lagerfeld, in a new video.
Though the iconic designer died in 2019, his impeccably decorated villa outside of Paris appears to have remained just as he left it, sketchbook at the ready on one of his treasured desks, perfectly picked coffee table books waiting to be flipped through in his sitting room. If the fashion czar was known for anything, it was his good taste - and that clearly extended to his home.
Well, homes, plural. In addition to his own miniature Versailles seen here, Lagerfeld maintained residences in Paris and Monaco. Now, his lovingly curated estate, from artwork to furniture to his famed, custom-made leather gloves, spread across his multiple properties, is ready for a second life.
Sotheby's has secured over 1000 lots of Lagerfeld's personal treasures for a landmark sale kicking off in-person this week in Monaco, followed by Paris, and then Cologne (online bidding, however, is already underway). Among the items on the auction block? Goyard trunks, his Bruno Paul sofa set, a portrait of the man himself by Takashi Murakami, and a specially commissioned sculpture of the designer's beloved cat, Choupette.
Take a fascinating peek inside Lagerfeld's "Villa Louveciennes" in the video below and if you like what you see (who wouldn't?!), place your bids with Sotheby's HERE!
[Photos via Sotheby's]