Karl Lagerfeld's fingerless gloves up for auction

Lagerfeld, who died in 2019, was an icon of the fashion industry who was celebrated as much for his distinctive personal style of gloves, sunglasses and white ponytail as he was for the fashion he designed for Chanel and other fashion houses.

The collection of belongings, being auctioned by Sotheby's auction house, has items from his personal wardrobe, and the furniture, accessories and art which decorated his many homes.

Elaborate trunks and suitcases that Lagerfeld took with him when he travelled, three Rolls-Royce cars, and a pair of chrome-plated dumbbells owned by the famously body-conscious designer, are also included in the sale.

After the Monaco leg of the auction, on Dec. 3-5, the sale moves on to Paris later in December, then on to Cologne early next year.