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Karl Lagerfeld’s Personal Items and Art to Be Auctioned Soon

Karl Lagerfeld’s Personal Items and Art to Be Auctioned Soon

At the end of the Chanel Haute Couture Fall 2017 show, Karl Lagerfeld was awarded the Grand Vermeil Medal by Mayor Anne Hidalgo
Items that once belonged to late designer Karl Lagerfeld are set to be auctioned across Europe. In a series of eight auctions, Sotheby’s will sell his estate which includes collectibles, fine art, furniture, personal items, and the possessions of his beloved cat Choupette.
Lagerfeld at Chanel’s Pre-Fall 2017 show, walking with Hudson Kroenig, the son of Brad Kroenig – one of Lagerfeld’s long-standing muses-in the Chanel SS 2011 show. Hudson walked with Lagerfeld during his last runway for Chanel.
The auction house stated, “Sotheby’s is paying tribute to this genius of a designer with the sale of over 1000 lots from his residences in France and Monaco, an anthology of his personal taste but also of his life and career. Divided between Monaco, Paris, and Cologne, the sales are in his image, multiple and surprising, telling the story of the couturier, the collector, the decorator, and the photographer.”
Carla Fendi, Life President of the Board of Directors for the Fendi Group of companies with Creative Director of Fendi, Karl Lagerfeld, 1992. Getty
Noteworthy items include art from Takashi Murakami, champagne buckets by Martin Margiela, chrome dumbbells by Aston Martin, a Zenith Chair by Marc Newson, as well as the famed Jeff Koons painting Dom Perignon Balloon Venus. Also on auction are his personal items such as linens, and Rolls Royce cars. The clothing lot includes his trademark fingerless gloves, suit jackets, and accessories from designers Yves Saint Laurent, Dior, Comme des Garçons, and a jar containing starched, white collars synonymous with Lagerfeld’s distinct personal style.
Lagerfeld was the creative director of Chanel, from 1983 till his passing in 2019. Alongside that, he also had his highly regarded eponymous label and was also the creative director at Fendi.  The auctions for his items will be commencing in Monaco from December 3-5, Paris on December 14-15, and Cologne, with dates yet to be announced for the same. There will also be an online auction with two sessions from November 26 to December 6, and December 6-16.
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The Best Street Style at the Fall 2021 Couture Shows in Paris

The Best Street Style at the Fall 2021 Couture Shows in Paris

Photographed by Acielle / Style du Monde
Sixteen months after the pandemic hit Europe, the fall 2021 couture shows mark our semi-official “return” to live and in-person fashion shows. Many of us will still be viewing the collections online—we’re extra excited about Pieter Mulier’s debut at Alaïa and Demna Gvasalia’s first couture collection for Balenciaga—but for those lucky enough to attend IRL, the inevitable question is: What to wear? Will editors and influencers dust off the runway pieces and heels in the back of their closets, or will they be influenced by the casual, experimental looks we saw outside the menswear shows? Style du Monde’s Acielle is on the ground in Paris to find out. Scroll through her latest street style photos below, and come back for her daily updates.

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Paris Hails a Bombastic New Shopping Address with the Reopening of La Samaritaine

Paris Hails a Bombastic New Shopping Address with the Reopening of La Samaritaine

Inside La Samaritaine – Paris. Courtesy Karla Otto
Before French President Emmanuel Macron met with Justin Bieber and his wife Hailey, at the Elysées Palace in Paris, he was alongside LVMH CEO Bernard Arnault to cut the proverbial ribbon on one of the most beloved department stores in all of France. The reopening of la Samaritaine—affectionately referred to as “la Samar” by Parisians—has finally occurred, 16 years after closing for renovations.
La Samaritaine Paris. Photo by Matthieu Salvaing. Courtesy Karla Otto
The department store is featured in a 1907 steel frame and glass Art Nouveau building by Belgian architect Frantz Jourdain that overlooks the Seine on the right bank in the 1st arrondissement. It is listed as a historical monument by the French Ministry of Culture since 1990. La Samaritaine houses the French art de vivre, which translates to shopping, eating, and culture. No less than X fashion houses are curated to offer a very French mix and match style–think Alaïa, Loewe, Alexander McQueen, Chloé, Chanel, but also regional names like Shourouk and Vanina are alongside a blend of Scandi-cool brands like Ganni, Rotate, and Rains. Meanwhile, avant-garde Parisian sneaker brand Shinzo Paris offers a unique concept featuring 100 m2 of exclusive, ethical, and responsible sneakers, each one fulfilling one of their five criteria: local, recycled, vegan, organic, or reconditioned. Look closely and shoppers will see there are many limited editions and previews available to La Samaritaine along with what is the biggest beauty space in Europe exclusively featuring Dolce & Gabbana Beauty, Helena Rubinstein, Clé de Peau Beauté, SK-II, Fragonard, Orveda, and Sulwhasoo. There are also five beauty spaces including a spa and a house of perfume.
La Samaritaine beauty space. Photo by Matthieu Salvaing. Courtesy Karla Otto
There are 12 spaces to eat everything from caviar to burgers, while books by Assouline and a pop-up Perrotin Gallery will seduce tourists and Parisians alike. Take the elevators to the top to witness the spectacular Art Nouveau peacock fresco restored to its former glory. At 3.5 meters high and 115 meters long, it is the work of the architect Jourdain’s son Francis. Alternatively, shoppers can also climb the 270 original oak steps . The railing has been restored with 16000 gold leaves. The artist Francis was also commissioned by his father to decorate the store facade with enameled Volvic lava that serve to soften the structure. Adding a touch of contemporary architecture are the glass waves forming the facade of the Rivoli street side designed by Japanese architects of the Sanaa agency.
For a lucky few, after a full day of shopping and sightseeing, La Samaritaine is adjoined by a Cheval Blanc Paris hotel, complete with a Dior Spa.
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Lebanese Designers Zuhair Murad, Elie Saab, and More to Hold Shows at Upcoming Paris Couture Week

Lebanese Designers Zuhair Murad, Elie Saab, and More to Hold Shows at Upcoming Paris Couture Week

Zuhair Murad SS20 Couture. Photo: Filippo Fior / Gorunway.com
Lebanese label Zuhair Murad is set to take part in and bring its FW21 collection to Paris Couture Week. Taking place in the French capital next month, the event marks a return of physical shows after two seasons of digital presentations. Eight runway events will be held by a select group of eight labels, with a limited number of invite-only guests, according to the provisional calendar published by the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode on Monday.
Other Lebanese labels, such Georges Hobeika, worn by Jennifer Lopez; Elie Saab, worn by Emma Stone; and Maison Rabih Kayrouz, worn by Céline Dion by are also set to hold virtual shows.
The in-person event, which will run between Monday, July 5 and Thursday, July 8, will also host other designers’ catwalk displays, including Dior, Azzaro Couture, Chanel, Giorgio Armani Prive, Jean Paul Gaultier and Vaishali S. Balenciaga will also make a comeback to haute couture after 53 years with an in-person show at its historic headquarters at 10 Avenue Georges V on July 7 at 11:30 am.
Elie Saab SS21 photographed by Anthony Arquier for Vogue Arabia
A further 25 brands, including Fendi, Giambattista Valli, Elie Saab and Viktor & Rolf, are sticking with live-streamed virtual presentations despite relaxed Covid-19 restrictions. France will allow indoor dining from June 9, and will fully lift its curfew on June 30.
Also sure to bring enthusiasm is Pyer Moss designer Kerby Jean-Raymond, who will present his first couture collection in Paris as an invited guest designer of the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. He will close the week with a digital show on July 8 at 8 pm, becoming the first African American designer to join the couture schedule.
While not part of the calendar, Maison Alaia, founded by the late Tunisian designer Azzedine Alaïa, will also make a long-awaited runway return under new designer Pieter Mulier next month. It will take place a day before the start of Paris Couture Week.
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Paris High Jewelry Maisons Present These New Dazzling Collections

Paris High Jewelry Maisons Present These New Dazzling Collections

“I think more is more when it comes to jewelry,” is one of the opening lines from the new Netflix series Bling Empire. It offers a rare, inside look inside the lives of extremely affluent Asians living in Los Angeles and importantly, their relationship with high jewelry. For, even if Vogue Arabia has the opportunity to see millions of Euros worth of high jewelry behind the gilded doors of the maisons in Place Vendôme, Paris clients are kept apart and offered one on one appointments with maisons keeping their identity a secret. “In the world of high jewelry not everyone is invited,” states one of the show’s reality stars as she models one of her Louis Vuitton high jewelry pieces. “You have to really earn your way there.” Peruse the latest reveals from three high jewelry houses below.
Van Cleef & ArpelsSous les étoiles, une rêverie céleste
This is an extravagant collection of 150 high jewelry creations interpreting the universe through exuberant reverie bursting with color. “The maison has always been interested in the instant where observing nature encounters poetry and the imagination,” states Nicolas Bos, President and CEO of Van Cleef & Arpels. “For this new collection, we wanted to prolong the adventure that began with Jules Verne, by exploring the literary and scientific tradition of which his work forms a part. It led us to the Greek philosopher Lucian of Samosata imagining a voyage in space, to Johannes Kepler and his inspirational text The Dream, or Lunar Astronomy – written in the early 17th century – and to Camille Flammarion, who published his wonderfully illustrated Astronomie opulaire in 1880.” Leave the earth behind and aim for the heavens taking emeralds from Afghanistan, sapphires from Burma, blue tourmalines, and lapis-lazuli with the highlights of the dazzling collection featured here.

Van Cleef and Arpels watch with diamonds

Van Cleef and Arpels ciel de minuit necklace

Van Cleef and Arpels antennae reversible necklace

Van Cleef and Arpels antennae reversible necklace

Van Cleef and Arpels necklace with emeralds and sapphires

Van Cleef and Arpels Halley necklace and ring

Van Cleef and Arpels arche solaire bracelet

Van Cleef and Arpels pendant with diamonds and sapphires

Van Cleef and Arpels necklace

Van Cleef and Arpels météore décentré earrings

Chanel Escale à Venise
Seventy high jewelry pieces merge to interpret Gabrielle Chanel’s passion for Venice. One of her favorite destinations, Venice and all its beauty helped Chanel deal with her grief following the untimely death of her love Boy Capel. Led by Patrice Leguéreau, director of the jewelry creation studio, the collection features contemporary, sculptural pieces that draw from the city’s emblematic lions and Byzantine architecture. Travel to Venice through the collection featuring tsavorite garnets, yellow sapphires, cornalines, and fire opals below.

Chanel platinum ring with diamonds and emerald

Chanel platinum ring with diamonds and sapphires

Chanel earrings with diamonds

Chanel bracelet with rubies, onyx and diamonds

Chanel gold earrings with diamonds

Chanel gold necklace with diamonds

Chanel necklace with diamonds

Chanel diamond earrings

Chanel platinum ring with diamond and sapphires

Chanel platinum bracelet with diamonds

BoucheronA History of Style, Art Deco
Inside the private apartments of the maison Boucheron, its creative director Claire Choisne unveiled a new collection dedicated to Art Deco, with several transformable pieces offering both men and women high jewelry solutions. Emeralds, onyx, and diamonds are cut into a multitude of varied geometric forms offering a seductive and even sweet–keep your eye out for the bow-tie diamond ring that also can be worn as a hair clip–in the gallery below.

Boucheron platinum ring with emerald and diamonds

Boucheron diamond and emerald necklace

Boucheron onyx and diamond brooch

Boucheron earrings with onyx and diamonds

Boucheron diamond earrings

Boucheron platinum ring with diamonds

Boucheron brooch with onyx and diamonds

Boucheron platinum ring with diamonds

Boucheron earrings with diamonds, emeralds and onyx

Boucheron bracelet with diamonds

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