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Karl Lagerfeld's legacy, auctioned for 18.2 million euros

About 1,500 people from more than 60 countries disputed the almost 1,000 lots into which the designer's succession had been divided

Numerous designs and objects that belonged to the German designer by Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, have been sold in Monaco and Paris for a total sum of 18.2 million euros (about 20.6 million dollars), as reported this Thursday by the Sotheby's auction house upon completion of the transaction.

About 1,500 people from more than 60 countries disputed the almost 1,000 lots into which the succession of Karl Lagarfeld had been divided, which was awarded for four times more than the highest estimate that had been made, Sotheby's noted in a statement.

Raised triple the estimated

In Paris, the pieces put up for sale allowed to collect 6, 2 million euros (about 7 million dollars), the triple than anticipated. All of them belonged to the Lagerfeld house, and among them were furniture , decorative objects and various utensils .

Also Lagerfeld designs valued between 800 and 1,200 euros (between 906 and $ 1,359); or jackets and gloves that had been priced between 2,000 and 4,000 euros (between 2,265 and 4,529 dollars); and many other objects that the designer had as souvenirs and symbolic elements linked to his life and personality.

In Monaco was auctioned the object that started with the largest valuation , a luxury car which had been estimated between 350,000 and 400,000 euros (between almost 396,270 and 453,000 dollars).

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All constitute a “global representation of Karl Lagerfeld as a designer, as a collector and t Also as a social personality “, the vice president of Sotheby's France, Pierre Mothes, told Efe.

They were exhibited for several weeks at Sotheby's headquarters in Paris and the show was a great success with the public, according to the head of the auction house. “People usually like the exhibition because represents a global vision of their personality “, has indicated.

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