Karl Lagerfeld: Chanel Art by Karl LagerfeldKarl Lagerfeld: Chanel Art by Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld: Chanel Art

PhotographerKarl Lagerfeld

Hardcover | September 30, 2014

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For the set of Chanel's Spring-Summer 2014 Prêt-à-Porter fashion show on 1 October 2013, Karl Lagerfeld transformed Paris's Grand Palais into a vast art gallery filled with specially created Chanel artworks. Chanel Art is a record of this gallery and unique moment in fashion history. Lagerfeld personally conceived each of the diverse paintings, sculptures and installations, many of which are ironic interpretations of Chanel 's famous icons informed by a pop sensibility. Here we see expressive paintings of camellias, ladders with gold chains as rungs and a cubist take on the two-tone shoe jostling for space alongside a robot in the shape of a No. 5 perfume bottle and a giant sculpture of the double C logo. The myriad themes of art similarly shaped Lagerfeld's collection-from dresses printed with color charts, fabrics like canvases spattered with paint, to graffitied art students' backpacks-all proof that the designer's fashion creations and the sets in which they are shown are themselves like single consolidated "artworks."
Title:Karl Lagerfeld: Chanel ArtFormat:HardcoverDimensions:160 pages, 8.2 × 8.9 × 0.8 inPublished:September 30, 2014Publisher:SteidlLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:3869307668

ISBN - 13:9783869307664

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Interesting, But Not Your Typical Chanel Book As a huge Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld fan, I purchased this book online without ever actually seeing it in person. It's a picture book showing visual artwork that was created especially for the Pret-a-Porter Spring/Summer 2014 show. I am a designer who definitely appreciates art, but some of the pieces featured are definitely a little out there. While there are some pieces that are cool, some that make obvious sense as representations of the Chanel brand, some are just plain weird. Still, an interesting collection of Karl Lagerfeld's thematic vision for that season. Note that there are no images of Chanel clothing or accessories here.
Date published: 2017-01-27