The personal art and furniture collection of French fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy has been auctioned in Paris for 114.4 million euros.

The final price was more than twice as high as the lower estimate of 50 million euros, as the auction house Christie's announced on Monday.

The collection included around 800 items such as paintings, sculptures and furniture from the 18th century.

For the sculpture "Laufende Frau" by the Swiss sculptor Alberto Giacometti alone, 27 million euros were offered in Paris.

This makes it the most expensive work auctioned in France since the beginning of the year.

At the same time, the final bid set a new record for a work from Giacometti's surrealistic creative phase.

Works by Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso from Givenchy's collection also achieved millions in Paris.

The items went under the hammer from June 14th to 17th.

According to Christie's, 19 new worldwide record prices were achieved for old furniture by David Roentgen, Domenico Piola and Piero Dorazio.

According to the auction house, 57 percent of the buyers came from Europe and the Middle East, 30 percent from America and twelve percent from Asia.

Two online auctions of 478 lesser items from Givenchy's collection will continue through Thursday.

The fashion designer died in March 2018 at the age of 91.

With its simple, timeless elegance, Givenchy shaped the fashion of the 50s and 60s. His customers included Hollywood star Audrey Hepburn and the former First Lady of the USA, Jackie Kennedy.

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