Hammer says Shields fight will change women’s boxing

The unifying world middleweight fight between two-time American Olympic champion Claressa Shields and Christina Hammer will change the face of women’s boxing, the German said in preparation of the biggest bout of her career.

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Lagerfeld Fashion Sketches Going Under the Hammer

The death last month of longtime Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld has only increased demand for the brand and heightened interest in the man. Now, a little-known chapter in his career will be illuminated when a Palm Beach auction house on April 18 offers 125 of Lagerfeld’s fashion sketches dating to the early Sixties when he was working for the House of Tiziani in Rome, long before he joined Chanel in 1983.
The trove of sketches is the second sale of Lagerfeld’s fashion drawings by the Urban Culture Auctions division of Palm Beach Modern Auctions. The company in 2014 offered sketches by Lagerfeld, which were saved by Tiziani’s founder Evan Richards and preserved by subsequent owners who maintained the archive.
Urban Culture’s co-owner Rico Baca in 2014 traveled to Rome with the consignor and spent a week sifting through the archive. “Many of the sketches had Lagerfeld’s signature on them,” he said. “I had to look at the rest of the collection and find similarities. You can see how the shoes are done and how the faces are done. Many design studios don’t add hair to the faces.”
While Baca thought he’d auctioned the last of the sketches in 2014, he subsequently learned that

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