When Karl Lagerfeld was appointed to the helm of Chanel in 1983, he set out to radically shake up and update its image - not only through bold collections but also, from 1987 onwards, by choosing to shoot the house's campaigns himself (a move that was unprecedented for a fashion designer, long before Hedi Slimane and Tom Ford followed Lagerfeld's example).
Conceived in collaboration with Karl Lagerfeld and the house of Chanel, this definitive publication opens with an essay by Chanel authority Patrick Mauries before exploring the campaigns themselves, organized chronologically. A carefully curated selection of images showcases hundreds of spectacular clothes worn by the top fashion models - and personalities - of each era, from Ines de La Fressange, Claudia Schiffer, Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne, to Kristen Stewart, Willow Smith and Lily Rose Depp, captured in glamorous locations, from Coco Chanel's Paris apartment to the French Riviera, Rodeo Drive or the streets of Cuba.
Chanel The Karl Lagerfeld Campaigns features:
- Flexi-bind book presented in a box, 560 pages.
- Photography by Karl Lagerfeld.
- Filled with images showcasing the various Chanel collections by Lagerfeld in chronological order.
- Introduction penned by Chanel authority Patrick Mauries.
- Featuring some of the world’s leading models.
- An essential for all those who love fashion.
- Full index at the back.
- Published by Thames & Hudson.