Karl Lagerfeld Sketches for Princess Diana Up For Auction in June 2019 at Kerry Taylor, London


Karl Lagerfeld fashion sketch for a Princess Diana gown, 1984. in gouache on paper, signed and annotated ‘Karl Lagerfeld ’84, ‘HRH the Princess of Wales, simple little blue jersey dress with draped hips by KL’, 34 by 26cm, 13 1/2 by 10 1/4in; together with xerox copies of the Woman’s Own article in which it was reproduced (3) Provenance: Presented as a gift to journalist Philippa Braidwood and also reproduced in an article for ‘Woman’s Own’, October 6th, 1984. Entitled ‘My Dream is to Dress Princess Diana’, in the interview he stated, ‘The Princess is so chic, and she such beautiful bones. I would like to see her dress less romantically, in tighter clothes, to look more aggressive. But, sadly, she must wear British clothes’..

Karl Lagerfeld fashion sketch for a Princess Diana gown, 1984. in gouache on paper, signed and annotated ‘Karl Lagerfeld ’84, ‘HRH the Princess of Wales, ‘right’ brown silk dress with golden ‘luminette’ embroideries. Very high neck-line’, in original Karl Lagerfeld studio envelope; together with press clippings showing the sketch reproduced (4) Provenance: Presented as a gift to journalist Philippa Braidwood and also reproduced in an article for ‘Woman’s Own’, October 6th, 1984, entitled ‘My Dream is to Dress Princess Diana’..