SHOT BY KARL
A new photo exhibit, “Karl Lagerfeld, Visual Journey,” opens today at the Pinacothèque de Paris art gallery.
The new Paris exhibit will feature photos by one of fashion’s brightest personas (and our favorite cat lover), Karl Lagerfeld. Describing his approach to photography, Lagerfeld says “I like transience: fashion is my profession. But the transient quality of a photo is situated on a completely different plane to that of fashion. It is just as dangerous to want to take the same photo twice as it is risky to want to draw one’s inspiration from past collections. The famous ‘never again’ of a single moment to be seen in a photo gives it a further dimension, a kind of nostalgia of the moment without being old-fashioned.”
Today, Lagerfeld’s photos are famous; for example, he recently snapped Kendall Jenner for Fendi’s fall 2015 campaign, which he also designed. But he wasn’t always a photographer. The designer says, “I would never have thought of making photos myself, if my friend, Eric Pfrunder, Director of Image at Chanel Fashion, had not one day pressed me to do so when he urgently needed photos for a presskit. Today photography is part of my life. It completes the circle between my artistic and professional restlessness.”
Runs through March 20.