A glamorous tribute to Karl Lagerfeld and his highly influential creations for Chanel, captured in striking, previously unpublished behind-the-scenes photographs by US Vogue photographer Robert Fairer.
Preface by Sally Singer, former creative director, US Vogue
Introduction by Natasha A. Fraser, author of Chanel Fashion
Contribution by Elizabeth von Thurn und Taxis, former style editor-at-large, US Vogue
Casting a new light on one of the best-loved chapters in fashion history, Karl Lagerfeld Unseen: The Chanel Years illuminates key Chanel collections from behind the scenes of nearly two decades of the designer’s work. From discreet client fittings in rue Cambon’s immaculate black-and-beige salons to previously unseen backstage moments that show models, hairdressers, stylists, makeup artists, and even Karl Lagerfeld himself at work, photographer Robert Fairer’s stunning and high-energy photographs capture the elegance, glamour, and spirit that defined Lagerfeld’s shows for Chanel.
A treasure trove of inspiration, this book is a must-have reference for dedicated Chanel fans the world over and fashion and photography lovers alike.
About the Author
Robert Fairer started photographing the major international womenswear collections in the mid-1990s. First commissioned by Elle and Harper’s Bazaar US, he then became US Vogue’s exclusive backstage photographer for more than a decade. His first book, Alexander McQueen: Unseen, was published by Thames & Hudson, and was followed by John Galliano: Unseen, Marc Jacobs: Unseen, and John Galliano for Dior.
Sally Singer is head of fashion direction at Amazon. Her previous roles have included creative director of American Vogue and editor in chief of T: The New York Times Style Magazine.
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