Karl Lagerfeld's long-time mansion, a luxury playground in Paris
The Hôtel Pozzo di Borgo, on rue de l'Université in Paris, was the scene of parties and dinners that the luxury world is still talking about. © Studio Pachamama

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Karl Lagerfeld's long-time mansion, a luxury playground in Paris

The Hôtel Pozzo di Borgo on the Rue de l'Université in Paris was Karl Lagerfeld's primary residence for almost 30 years. The dinners and parties held within its walls still have the luxury world talking, years after the designer's death. Since the autumn of 2023, the mansion has once again been providing the sumptuous backdrop to runways and receptions. But its history, location and unique gardens make the Hôtel Pozzo di Borgo one of the French capital's most coveted properties.

Karl Lagerfeld's long-time mansion, a luxury playground in Paris
The Hôtel Pozzo di Borgo, on rue de l'Université in Paris, was the scene of parties and dinners that the luxury world is still talking about. © Studio Pachamama

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Bernard Arnault drops out of race to buy Karl Lagerfeld's former mansion

Initially interested in buying the Parisian building the German fashion designer called home for 30 years, LVMH's boss pulled out due to the complex nature of the deal, as well as its price being inflated by the creditors of its current owner, the state of Gabon.

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Sale of former Karl Lagerfeld mansion held for ransom by Gabon's creditors

The sale of the Hôtel Pozzo di Borgo has ground to a standstill. Long the Paris home of German designer Karl Lagerfeld, the historic mansion, now owned by the central African state of Gabon, has garnered interest from luxury magnates, including Bernard Arnault.

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Spirits dynasty snaps up another Karl Lagerfeld property

A lesser-known Paris property that the late Chanel artistic director used as a dining hall and reception space has been sold to a family office linked to one of France's leading alcoholic beverage companies.

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Motley middlemen meddle in sale of Lagerfeld's long-time mansion

The sale of Paris's Hôtel Pozzo di Borgo - the former home of late designer Karl Lagerfeld now owned by Gabon - is caught in the crossfire between the central African state and its creditors, creating a free-for-all for a slew of self-styled agents.

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Karl Lagerfeld's former mansion is up for sale

Currently owned by Gabon, the Hôtel Pozzo di Borgo, where German-born fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld lived for 30 years, will soon hit the market. Glitz.paris takes a backstage look at the preparations - and asking price - for what promises to be a highlight of the year for the ultra-luxury market.

The luxurious Pozzo di Borgo mansion in Paris, long the home of Karl Lagerfeld and today owned by the Gabonese state, will soon be back on the market.
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The luxurious Pozzo di Borgo mansion in Paris, long the home of Karl Lagerfeld and today owned by the Gabonese state, will soon be back on the market.

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Attempted seizure of Karl Lagerfeld's former Paris mansion just days before Fashion Week

Karl Lagerfeld's former mansion played host to Marni and Victoria Beckham's fashion shows, among others, during the latest Paris Fashion Week. But now a creditor of the Gabonese state, its current owner, is trying to seize the building.

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Behind the resurrection of Karl Lagerfeld's former Paris mansion

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.

The artistic director of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, lived at 51 Rue de l'Université between 1977 and 2005.
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The artistic director of Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld, lived at 51 Rue de l'Université between 1977 and 2005.

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