Inside Karl Lagerfeld’s French Estate

by ally redmond
villa in france

When you hear the name “Karl Lagerfeld,” a clear and consistent image comes to most peoples’ minds, particularly fashion lovers. His signature white hair, fingerless gloves, sunglasses, stark white shirts with high collars under black suits… the German creative director, fashion designer, artist, photographer and caricaturist (most well-known for his work at Chanel, Fendi and his own eponymous line) loved a uniform but was known for having some of the diverse and revered taste on the planet. Can you imagine what his estate in France looked like?

Well now you can see for yourself! Ahead of the first of three landmark Sotheby’s auctions featuring a vast collection of wonderful pieces amassed over his lifetime, Lady Amanda Harlech – a writer, creative consultant and muse and dear friend of Karl’s – takes viewers on a rare tour through the late icon’s beloved home in France. Dubbed Villa Louveciennes, it is, as expected, a veritable and unique treasure trove that includes beautiful objets d’art, special furniture, rare artworks, a floor-to-ceiling wall of books and one very special grand piano…

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Check it out for yourself below in a video from Vogue’s “Objects of Affection” series!

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