Karl Lagerfeld Unseen
The Chanel Years
- Publication Date: November 8, 2022
- Imprint: Abrams Books
- Trim Size: 13 1⁄4 x 9 3⁄4
- ISBN: 9781419762857
- Page Count: 352
- Illustrations: 330 color photographs
- Rights: North America
A glamorous tribute to Karl Lagerfeld and his highly influential creations for Chanel, captured in striking behind-the-scenes photographs by US Vogue photographer Robert Fairer
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. 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.
(Preface) 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.
(Introduction) Natasha A Fraser is an author, journalist and expert on Paris, luxury and lifestyle. Her books include Chanel Fashion, Monsieur Dior and After Andy: Adventures in Warhol Land. She has also taught at the American University in Paris and is the co-producer of Inside Dior, the two-part television series.
(Contributor) Elizabeth von Thurn und Taxis is a freelance writer, columnist and editor for international publications. Formerly style editor-at-large at American Vogue, she has designed and collaborated with both fashion brands and art institutions.