I am a fan of Karl Lagerfeld. It is not just for the undebatable talent the man possess; it is also for his personality and individuality (as a person, as well as a designer). Oh, yeah, and Choupette, of course.
I found out there is a Lagerfeld retrospective happening at the Art and Exhibition Hall of the Federal Republic of Germany. The exhibition, which opened in March, is very comprehensive and traces not only the history and versatility of Karl, but also an important chapter in fashion itself.
A man who manages to be relevant in a career of 60 years (yes, 60 prolifically stunning years) and expressed his visions on houses like Balmain, Fendi, Chloé and Chanel obviously deserves attention, celebration, respect and admiration.
Regarded as the sole true Coco Chanel successor (he’s been in the house since 83), he is responsible for re-fashioning the classic Chanel suit .
Lagerfeld is a visionary and in the 60s, embraced ready-to-wear. “Fashion that does not reach the streets is not fashion”.
With fingers in all pies – haute couture, prêt-à–-porter, high street collabs, his own brand as well as working with many household design houses, Mr. Lagerfeld is a force to be reckoned with and shows no signs of stopping. And I am grateful for that.
In the exhibition, his “method of fashion” is explored, not only through finished stunning designs but also through his sketches, music and shows details, photography and final product of press materials and more – all of which have being designed by Karl himself.
By the few images on the exhibition space site, I can say that whoever goes will be treated not only to feast their eyes but also their minds – and souls – with fashion at its best.
Here is a little video to tease you even more (I am crying inside)
This is one that I am very sad to miss. If you, however, are in (or heading to or around) Bonn, here is the info on the exhibition at the Bundeskunsthalle. I will be forever jealous.