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Vast ‘Haute Couture’ Auction Set for Paris

UNDER THE HAMMER: A resin sculpture featuring an effigy of Karl Lagerfeld by French artist Erik Salin is among the objects due to be sold in Paris auction house Drouot Richelieu location on Dec. 21.
The 44-pound art piece, titled “Mr K,” is valued between 7,000 and 8,000 euros, or $7,430 and $8,490 at current exchange. It will be part of fine and antiques auction house Tessier & Sarrou’s “Haute Couture” sale, which comprises some 400 fashion lots.
Another Salin oeuvre is to be included, titled “Essence de parfum.” It’s a can festooned with the Chanel logo. There’s also Yves Saint Laurent jewelry and an Hermès Birkin So Black bag in black grained calfskin. The latter is valued at 16,000 to 18,000 euros, or $16,980 to $19,102.

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