Karl Lagerfeld

A Life in Fashion

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Pub Date 08 Feb 2022 | Archive Date 08 Feb 2022
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The definitive biography of the last iconic fashion designer

“It starts with me and it ends with me."

Karl Lagerfeld stylized himself into a living logo and a myth of the fashion world.

In Karl Lagerfeld: A Life in Fashion, journalist Alfons Kaiser, who knew Lagerfeld personally for many years, introduces readers to the public and private life of the charismatic fashion designer. Kaiser explores the many eras of Lagerfeld's life: the youthful outsider in the north German flatlands; the urbane genius in Paris; the tireless draftsman; the enthusiastic photographer; the passionate book collector; and the disciplined Prussian workaholic. What is behind this larger-than-life figure who, despite a massively public persona, kept his own life story a secret? Drawing from many previously untapped sources, this biography investigates the man behind the persona: the precocious boy who preferred to draw in the attic than play with his peers; the son who quarreled with his parents but never got away from them; Yves Saint Laurent's competitor, whom he outshone in the end; the brother, uncle, friend—and finally the partner of Jacques de Bascher, the great love of his life.
The definitive biography of the last iconic fashion designer

“It starts with me and it ends with me."

Karl Lagerfeld stylized himself into a living logo and a myth of the fashion world.

In Karl...

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ISBN 9781419757259
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