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

Fashion and art goes a long way back. But now fashion and architecture is hot property now, pun intended. What makes this hotter is when there is a big, big name attached to such deals. Like Karl Lagerfeld. Squishing rumours 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, taking with them 3D models of the lobbies for him to offer his stylish touch. There is word that the design could include one of his favourite 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 and will feature 265 units with three to seven bedrooms, in two 50-story towers, called Via Acqualina 777 and Via 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 home owners 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.