Karl Lagerfeld to step foot into US real estate by designing lobbies for a Miami luxury housing project


Fashion and art go a long way back. But now fashion and architecture are hot property, pun intended. What makes this hotter is when there is a big, big name attached to such deals. Like Karl Lagerfeld. Squishing rumors of him retiring anytime soon, he has been roped in to design two residential lobby spaces at The Estates at Acqualina, a $1.5 billion project development by Jules and Eddie Trump of The Trump Group. No relation to the Republican.

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The couple flew to Paris to Lagerfeld’s studio, talking with them 3D models of the lobbies to offer his stylish touch. There is word that the design could include one of his favorite muses, his “beloved cat, Choupette.”
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The Estate, on the other hand, is a rather splendid project. After all, it had to match Lagerfeld’s fashion standards. It is expected to be complete in 2020. It will feature 265 units with three to seven bedrooms, in two 50-story towers, called Via Acqualina 777 and Acqualina 888, priced from $3.9 million to 9 million, and up to $40 million for penthouses. *Whistle* Equipped with all the amenities that luxury homeowners seek, and breath-taking views of the ocean, this one will be a prime address.

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Marketing consultant Leitzes & Co arranged this arrangement.