Karl Lagerfeld has deserted the catwalks until 20th March for an exhibition dedicated to his photographic work at the “Pinacothèque” of Paris. It’s a unique facet of this iconic designer that you’ll want to explore without delay.
A long love story
We are accustomed to seeing Karl Lagerfeld pose for the cameras so it’s somewhat incongruous to see him behind the lens. Yet the famous designer has had a long love affair with photography as evidenced by this exclusive exhibition entirely devoted to his work at the “Pinacothèque” of Paris. Visitors are invited to delve into another side of the artistic career of a man who seems to have discovered his passion by rather necessity than chance.
A curious and quirky look
A casting director was in urgent need of a look book. It was the beginning of a new career for Karl Lagerfeld and the great designer was transformed into a fashion photographer overnight. Since then, Karl Lagerfeld has never ceased to look at the quirky and curious things that surround him. Everything interests him, and that’s what emerges from this exhibition. Subjects abound; architecture, landscapes, abstracts or self-portraits. What is also surprising is the profusion of techniques used. His awesome hands-on approach has led him to try exciting ideas like screen-printing, daguerreotype and Polaroid - kind of like a musician who enjoys exploring his entire range.
A few steps from your hotel
Immobility fills Karl Lagerfeld with horror, as does the fear of repeating himself. "It is as perilous to remake an image as it is dangerous to want to drive inspiration from past collections,” he said. Without a doubt, one of the secrets of his talent and his ability to capture the zeitgeist is nestled in his taste of the ephemeral and the instantaneous. It would surely be a shame to pass up the chance to visit this unique exhibition, particularly since the “Pinacothèque” is within walking distance of your Hotel Burgundy Paris.
Practical informations :
Pinacothèque of Paris, 28 Place de la Madeleine, 75008 Paris
Until March 20th, 2016
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