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A comprehensive and captivating overview of all of Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel collections, showcasing his creations through original catwalk photography
“Chanel fans rejoice. . . . As glamorous and chic as you’d expect.”—The Observer (on the first edition)
This fully revised edition of the first overview of Karl Lagerfeld’s (1933–2019) Chanel creations maintains every exceptional detail of the first edition. Images of key looks and short informative texts bring to life each season—now with 22 new collections, including Lagerfeld’s final show for the house and the work of his successor, Virginie Viard. Beautifully produced, this book will stand as the ultimate reference on Lagerfeld’s iconic Chanel looks and serve as a lasting tribute to one of the most talented and influential fashion designers in history.
Opening with an introductory essay about Lagerfeld and his vision for Chanel, the book explores the collections chronologically, revealing the designer’s inspired reinvention of classic Chanel style elements from season to season. Each collection is illustrated with a curated selection of catwalk images (filled with photos of top fashion models, including Cara Delevingne, Linda Evangelista, Kate Moss, and Claudia Schiffer), showcasing hundreds of spectacular clothes, from luxurious haute couture to trendsetting ready-to-wear, accessories, beauty looks, and set designs.
About the Author
Patrick Mauriès is a writer and publisher of many notable titles on fashion and design. Adélia Sabatini is commissioning editor for fashion at Thames & Hudson.
“[Karl Lagerfeld] lives out his own legend in every way he can think of, with every instinct he has, and in a world of stolid conventions, he has the courage to perpetuate a vision of something wonderful.”—Andrew O’Hagan, T: The New York Times Style Magazine
“Lagerfeld has maintained his preëminence for five decades, and without any visible sign of strain.”—John Colapinto, New Yorker
“Because fashion is about today. You can take an idea from the past, but, if you do it the way it was, no one wants it.”—Karl Lagerfeld