Early Lagerfeld designs up for auction in Florida

January 1, 2014 • Entertainment

In this Monday, Dec. 30, 2013 photo, one of the few signed drawings that Karl Lagerfeld did, hang on the wall of the Modern Auction house in West Palm Beach, Fla. Most in-house designers are not allowed to sign their work. A 50-year-old archive of some of Karl Lagerfeld’s early fashion designs is going up for auction in Florida. In the 1960s, Lagerfeld was designing for Elizabeth Taylor and other celebrities while working for the House of Tiziani in Rome. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Half a century after Karl Lagerfeld first drew her in a blue tunic and a plaid, buckled coat, the woman in a fashion sketch for the House of Tiziani still seems ready to saunter off the page and into the street.

Other women in sketches along the same wall at Palm Beach Modern Auctions are drawn in outfits just as chic, but the one by Lagerfeld stands out in a crowd — much as the meticulously groomed head designer and creative director for Chanel does himself.

“There’s attitude in her,” said Login to read more

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