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Karl Lagerfeld, his historic apartment is up for auction. Here are the photos

It was his final resting place. Here, Karl Lagerfeld, the Kaiser of fashion, spent the last years of his existence, until his death in February 2019.

The famous house is located in an exclusive area of ​​Paris: we are located at number 17 Quai Voltaire, in the 7th arrondissement, a few steps from the Louvre museum.

Breath-taking view

In the magnificent house, from the third floor, in a historic building from 1694, in the Saint-Thomas d'Aquin neighborhood, on the Left Bank, you can see the Seine, the Tullieres Garden, as well as the well-known Parisian gallery, home to iconic masterpieces , like the famous Mona Lisa.

Ultramodern, futuristic, luxurious. The style chosen by Lagerfeld himself consists of a design made of clean lines, cold and crystalline colours, with a space of 260 square meters available, where the enormous living room predominates over everything else. The walls of the library, with their sandblasted glass panels, as in a work by Escher, seem to multiply, repeating themselves in the spaces up to infinity.

It is estimated he had an impressive collection of over 300,000 volumes and magazines of all kinds: art, literature, philosophy, photography, design, and of course fashion. During an interview with Vanity Fair she said: «… my space is entirely taken up by books… I like to discover before everyone knows: this is why I inform myself, I read everything, I watch everything…».

Then in the apartment, next to the bedrooms, also the wardrobe, the bathrooms and the kitchen, all in stainless steel, which he never used; because he didn't know how to cook, but he was only able, as he often said several times, to open the fridge.

Every single detail of these spaces contains the visionary aesthetic of the great stylist, spaces that he has always preferred, by choice, to share in pleasant solitude, with the exception of Choupette, the inseparable kitten.

This sale represents a rare opportunity. Karl preferred to draw without being disturbed and chose to do it in his home, and it is incredibly fascinating to think that within the walls of this home, the creations that made the history of fashion were born. Above the desks in these rooms, in recent years, Karl, between sheets of paper, watercolors and wax colours, brought the Chanel and Fendi collections to life. An unrepeatable talent, as Anna Wintour said, a «Renaissance Man»» Must-know information for the future buyer.

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Karl Lagerfeld's historic apartment is up for auction.  Here are the photos

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Source: Vanity Fair

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