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Behind the resurrection of Karl Lagerfeld's former Paris mansion

The artistic director of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, lived at 51 Rue de l'Université between 1977 and 2005.
The artistic director of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, lived at 51 Rue de l'Université between 1977 and 2005. © Studio Pachamama
Home to Chanel's former artistic director Karl Lagerfeld for over 30 years, the 18th-century mansion on Paris's Rue de l'Université is gradually inviting the world of luxury back inside. Driving this revival has been its owner, the state of Gabon. [...]
Published on 27.07.2023 at 05:00 GMT Reading time 3 minutes

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