Author: Christoph Spöcker
Publisher: Riva Verlag
Als Kind geht Karl Lagerfeld nicht gern zur Schule und schreibt sich selbst regelmäßig krank. Eines Morgens übertreibt er es jedoch etwas und behauptet seiner Mutter gegenüber, an Kinderlähmung zu leiden. Der Mutter rutscht die Hand aus, worauf Karl sofort wieder gesund ist. Zur Schule muss er an diesem Tag trotzdem nicht. Die Mutter zeigt sich mitfühlend und schreibt ihrem Sohn eine Entschuldigung wegen Krankheit. Die Diagnose: Schock aufgrund einer Ohrfeige. Karl Lagerfeld nimmt seit nahezu 60 Jahren stilbildenden Einfluss auf die internationale Modewelt. Er designt für Chanel, Fendi und seine eigene Modelinie. Persönliches und Spannendes aus seinem Leben erzählt dieses Buch.
Paris Photo is the world's largest art fair dedicated to photography and annually attracts thousands of artists, professionals, collectors and enthusiasts to Paris' Grand Palais--this year from 9 to 12 November. Over 180 galleries and publishers present a comprehensive historical panorama of photography, from vintage prints to the latest contemporary works and everything in between. But how are we to best navigate this almost overwhelming photographic bounty? Paris Photo by Karl Lagerfeld provides the answer by presenting Karl Lagerfeld's personal selection of his favorite photos from the thousands on show at this year's fair. We are thus able to "visit" Paris Photo as if in Lagerfeld's own company, and enjoy his curated perspective that is shaped by his decades of experience as a photographer, photobook publisher and book dealer. Lagerfeld's chosen photos will also be indicated at Paris Photo itself, allowing us to wander the fair through Lagerfeld's eyes.
Author: Stacey Caldwell, Ajiri A. Aki
Publisher: Potter Style
KARL LAGERFELD: ICONIC FASHION LEGEND Always on the go, Karl Lagerfeld is everywhere and nowhere all at once. Now, fictional fashion blogger Florence de la Sabine (you can call her Fleur) must find him-- surely an interview with him will set her website apart from the rest. But where will he turn up? Roll up your Alexander McQueen skull sleeves and bust out your vintage Chanel monocle as you follow Fleur all around the world's hottest fashion scenes searching for Monsieur Lagerfeld. Is he at The Met Gala in New York City? Strolling Coqui Coqui Beach in Tulum? On the slopes in St. Moritz? Directing a photo shoot in Dubai? In these stunning, full-color illustrations, you'll spot all of the industry's finest glitterati along the way, turning this book into a full-on game of who's who from Anna Wintour to Beyonce to Woody Allen to Kim Kardashian to Suri Cruise to Prince William, and many, many more.
Karl Lagerfeld is a modern master of couture. He is also famously outspoken: his wise, surprising statements pop up like offbeat news flashes. This collection of quotations pays homage to the legendary éminence grise of the fashion world. Lagerfeld's pronouncements - on fashion, women, art, politics, love, and life high and low - are famously oracular, seized upon by fashionistas, acolytes and sages around the world. Created with the full approval of the designer himself, this cornucopia of Lagerfeld's maxims is required reading for us all today as we negotiate the trickiest curves of modern life. Cultivated, unpredictable, provocative, sometimes shocking, Lagerfeld's 'bons mots' are always impossible to ignore.
Publisher: Flammarion-Pere Castor
Karl Lagerfeld’s world-famous cat dispenses essential advice on lifestyle, diet, fashion, beauty, and international travel for the uber-fashionable feline. Choupette—the constant feline companion of designer Karl Lagerfeld, creative director at Chanel—is a celebrity pet like no other. She has it all, from her own iPad to private jet service. She eats from Goyard silver seated next to Karl at the table, has been immortalized in Tokidoki figurines with the Kaiser, and has inspired his couture collections. "I never thought that I would fall in love like this with a cat," Mr. Lagerfeld said in a CNN interview. Choupette delivers words of wisdom to her 37,000+ Twitter devotees, but here, for the first time, she shares her complete lifestyle guide. Humorously themed chapters cover diet, beauty, healthcare, fashion tips, secret loves and pet hates for the pampered cat, along with observations and advice from Madame Horn (her vet), and Madame Françoise (her lady’s maid). Photographs taken by Karl himself include his Sacred Cat of Burma on fashion shoots with Laetitia Casta and Linda Evangelista. The book is completed with drawings, poetry, and photographs of literary cat-lovers including Ernest Hemingway, Truman Capote, Saul Steinberg, Dorothy Parker, and Edward Gorey. This season’s most talked-about cat book is the perfect chic gift for cat lovers, the fashion-conscious, and style-aware readers.
Author: Karl Lagerfeld, Jean-Claude Houdret, Ingrid Sischy
Publisher: Power House Books
"One fine morning I woke up and decided that I was no longer happy with my physique. Although I was overweight, I had gotten along fine and had no health problems. But I suddenly wanted to dress differently, to wear clothes designed by Hedi Slimane….But these fashions, modeled by very, very slim boys—and not men of my age—required me to lose at least eighty pounds....I did not think that it was possible to lose so much weight in one year....[But] in fact, it took me exactly thirteen months." —Karl Lagerfeld "Karl Lagerfeld’s case is spectacular as it shows how it is possible, through determination and willpower, to return to a harmonious balance even when excess weight is of a long-standing, deeply ingrained nature. I hope that many will be inspired by the example of the slimmed-down, elegant, and indefatigable Karl Lagerfeld to lose either the few pounds they feel should be sacrificed for their happiness or the several dozen pounds that are detrimental to their survival." —Dr. Jean-Claude Houdret The Karl Lagerfeld Diet, developed exclusively for Karl Lagerfeld by Dr. Jean-Claude Houdret, reveals the secret techniques of Lagerfeld’s amazing weight loss regimen. By first addressing the mental and behavioral causes of varying degrees of obesity, this book provides valuable insights and useful tips for preparing the mind and developing the willpower necessary to commit to this diet. It then provides one hundred twenty gourmet recipes devised by Dr. Houdret, which cover breakfast, soups, starters and salads, eggs, seafood and fish, meat, pasta and pizza, vegetables, sauces, and desserts. Topping it off, Lagerfeld provides his personal tips for staying slim, attractive, and fit with additional chapters on skin care procedures, cosmetic treatments and surgery, general medical care, stress management, giving up tobacco, sleep, and exercise. Both an instructional guide and a motivational coach,The Karl Lagerfeld Dietis the ultimate accessory for healthy living.
This book collects together new architectural photography by Karl Lagerfeld, including the celebrated buildings of Zaha Hadid and Tadao Ando, among others. Central to Lagerfelds aesthetic are the buildings architectonic details, and the title Konkret Abstrakt Gesehen (concrete seen abstractly) reveals the basis of Lagerfelds vision. He sees architecture as not merely functional, but a source of abstract patterns, forms, lines and textures, defined by light in space. Lagerfelds aim is thus not to document the structures he sees, but to reconceive them in photographic form. Konkret Abstrakt Gesehen is the latest chapter in Lagerfelds ongoing photographic interpretation of architecture, documented in such books as Schloßhotel, Modern Italian Architecture and Villa Jako, all published by Steidl.
Author: Patrick Mauries, Adelia Sabatini
Ever since his first show for the house in 1983, Karl Lagerfeld's Chanel collections have consistently made headlines and dictated trends the world over. For the first time, every Chanel collection ever created by Lagerfeld is here gathered in a single volume - a unique opportunity to chart the development of one of the world's most influential fashion brands and discover rarely seen collections. This definitive publication opens with a concise history of the house of Chanel, from the days of Coco Chanel to today, followed by a brief biographical profile of Karl Lagerfeld, before exploring the collections themselves, which are organized chronologically and introduced by a short text unveiling each collection's influences and highlights. Each collection is illustrated with carefully curated catwalk images, showcasing hundreds of spectacular clothes (from evening dresses and day suits to casual and sports pieces), details, accessories (from hats and jewelry to handbags and shoes), beauty looks and set designs - and of course the top fashion models who wore them on the runway, from Claudia Schiffer and Linda Evangelista to Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne. A rich reference section, including an extensive index, concludes the book. A treasure trove of inspiration, this richly illustrated publication will be the must-have reference for all fashion professionals and Chanel obsessives.
This monograph on Coco Chanel chronicles the life and legacy of one of history's most influential couturiers. From her early days of millinery, through her revolutionary inventions in sportswear and jersey fashions for women, the classics that have made her name, such as the Chanel cardigan jacket and the little black dress, to the global empire of the brand under the helm of Karl Lagerfeld, this beautifully illustrated book offers a fascinating account of Chanel's evolution and innovation. Detailed photographs and sketches of her designs, along with fashion photography and catwalk shots, pay tribute to one of the world's most highly regarded fashion houses and the woman behind it.
Thanks to My Mother
Author: Schoschana Rabinovici
Susie Weksler was only eight when Hitler's forces invaded her Lithuanian city of Vilnius. Over the next few years, she endured starvation, brutality, and forced labor in three concentration camps. With courage and ingenuity, Susie's mother helped her to survive--by disguising her as an adult to fool the camp guards, finding food to add to their scarce rations, and giving her the will to endure. This harrowing memoir portrays the best and worst of humanity in heartbreaking scenes you will never forget. Winner of the Mildred L. Batchelder Award An ALA Notable Book An NCSS-CBC Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies
Author: Christine Kessler
Publisher: Goliath Books
In Nylon Girls, Christine Kessler takes readers on an erotic journey exposing the most intimate secrets of the stunning, sensual starlets she features. Erotic, daring and with a pinch of fetishism, added for extra spice, Nylon Girls is a dish to be savoured over and over again. AVAILABLE FROM OCTOBER 2009
I Love You Too Much
Author: Alicia Drake
Publisher: Little, Brown
I knew I was in Paris, I knew that was the Seine beneath me, the sky above, but when I looked around for help, the grand apartment buildings of the Quai Voltaire stared back at me, indifferent. Alicia Drake, author of the critically acclaimed biography The Beautiful Fall, evokes contemporary life in the City of Lights lavishness of Edward St. Aubyn and the sophistication of Julia Pierpont's Among Ten Thousand Things. I Love You Too Much is a novel of extraordinary intelligence and heart, a devastating coming of age story told from the sidelines of Parisian perfection. In the sixth arrondissement everything is perfect and everyone is lonely. This is the Paris of thirteen-year-old Paul. Shy and unloved, he quietly observes the lives of the self-involved grown-ups around him: his glamorous Maman, Séverine, her younger musician lover, Gabriel, and his fitness-obsessed Papa, Philippe. Always overlooked, it's only a matter of time before Paul witnesses something that he's not supposed to see... Seeking solace in an unlikely friendship with rebellious classmate Scarlett and succumbing to the temptation of the numerous patisseries in his elegant neighborhood, Paul searches for unconditional love. But what will he do if he can't find it?
The Beautiful Fall
Author: Alicia Drake
Publisher: Back Bay Books
"Deliciously dramatic... The Beautiful Fall crackles with excitement."-New York Times Book Review In the 1970s, Paris fashion exploded like a champagne bottle left out in the sun. Amid sequins and longing, celebrities and aspirants flocked to the heart of chic, and Paris became a hothouse of revelry, intrigue, and searing ambition. At the center of it all were fashion's most beloved luminaries - Yves Saint Laurent, the reclusive enfant terrible, and Karl Lagerfeld, the flamboyant freelancer with a talent for reinvention - and they divided Paris into two fabulous halves. Their enduring rivalry is chronicled in this dazzling exposé of an era: of social ambitions, shared obsessions, and the mesmerizing quest for beauty. "Fascinating." -New York Times "Addictive." -Philadelphia Inquirer "It's like US Weekly, 1970s style." -Gotham "A story constructed as exquisitely as a couture dress. . . . It moves stylishly forward, with frequent over-the-shoulder glances at some very dishy background." -Boston Globe
The Little Black Jacket
Author: Karl Lagerfeld, Carine Roitfeld
A collection of portraits of actors, musicians, designers, models, writers, and directors wearing a Chanel tweed jacket as part of their costume, photographed by Karl Lagerfeld and styled by Carine Roitfeld. Includes captions, but no accompanying essay, introduction, or the like.
Missoni Art Colour
Author: Emma Zanella
Publisher: Skira Rizzoli
Published on the occasion of the Missoni, Art, Colour exhibition, this visually rich catalogue surveys the history and inspiration behind one of the most iconic fashion houses of all time. Rosita and Ottavio Missoni launched their eponymous fashion house in the 1950s, combining art and fashion to create a unique style that is recognized all over the world. This book is both a celebration of the unmistakable Missoni style, whose innovative approach mixes color, pattern, and matter with an extraordinary sense of balance, and an exploration of works by artists who have influenced the designers over the course of their creative, cultural, and artistic journey.The book is divided into four thematic sections that describe the creative process of the Missoni house, from the sources of their inspiration to their transformation of material. It begins with "Roots," which presents the historical avant-garde in Europe, including works by Kandinsky, Klee, Balla, and Severini, and is followed by "Color, Material, and Shape," which focuses on Missoni fashion and design. "Conversations" explores Missoni s creativity in relation to Italian visual culture from the 1950s to the 1980s, and "Tapestries" reveals Ottavio Missoni s most significant works of art made of knitted patchwork."