Karl Lagerfeld Unseen The Chanel Years

Karl Lagerfeld Unseen

The Chanel Years

By Robert Fairer
Preface by Sally Singer
Introduction by Natasha A. Fraser
Contribution by Elizabeth von Thurn und Taxis


Price: $85.00

  • Publication Date: November 8, 2022
  • Imprint: Abrams Books
  • Trim Size: 13 14 x 9 34
  • 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 FashionMonsieur 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. 

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