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Thursday, July 28, 2011

Karl Lagerfeld, the Renaissance man (finale)

It is interesting to know, since 1970 Karl Lagerfeld has worked as a costume designer for some theatrical productions. He has worked with Luca Ronconi and Jurgen Flimm. He has worked for La Scala in Milan, Burgtheater in Vienna, and for Salzburg Festival.

He is as good with photography as he is with everything else, though his entry into the world of photography was out of his frustration with professional photographers, during his campaign shoots.

About photography he says:“What I like about photographs is that they capture a moment that’s gone forever, impossible to reproduce.”

Karls photography:
“I do my job like I breathe-so if I can’t breathe I’m in trouble.” KL
Karl the man:

“I’m very down to earth, I’m just not from this earth.” KL
“There is no Chanel collection without black. It will never exist. Who can live without some black clothes.” KL
Chanel, Paris 2011 Fall/Winter collection
“One is never overdressed in a little black dress.” KL

“I am like a caricature of myself, and I like that. It is like a mask. And for me the carnival of Venice lasts all year long.” KL

Photo credits: google, fliker etc

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Karl Lagerfeld, the Renaissance Man (continues)

with 5 Euro coin he designed
on Coco's 125th anniversary

“I like today and perhaps a little future still, but the past is really something I’m not interested in. So, as far as I am concerned, I like only the past of things and people I don’t know. When I know, I don’t care because I knew how it was.” KL

Karl at home:
“We need houses as we need clothes, architecture stimulates fashion. It’s like hunger and thirst-you need them both.” KL
“Books are a hard-bound drug with no danger of an overdose. I am the happy victim of books.” KL
“With every book you buy, you should buy the time to read it.” KL
“Change is the healthiest way to survive.” KL
“Apparently, I am very scary. But if you get to know me, you see I am very nice. Happily, I don’t look like I am.” KL
Monaco, La Vigie built by Sir William Ingram in 1902,
owned by Karl till 1997, for 10 years
La Vigie
Six bedroom, 1840s house on an island in
lake Champlain, Vermont
At Vermont house
“Owning things victimizes you and imprisons you.” KL
Cuckoo clock in Paris apartment
Karl and his sketches:
“There is no Chanel collection without black. It will never exist. Who can live without some black clothes.” KL
Coco Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld

Picture credits: Google etc.