MEETING KARL LAGERFELD

Gosh, it's been a crazy week... could somebody please stop the watch from turning!!! 
Yesterday I've "hopped" on a train, not with the lovely Brighton Hill but with the 
hubby and visited the Karl Lagerfeld's fashion exhibition called Fashion Method
curated by the designer's muse Lady Amanda Harlech.


 Already by entering the exhibition, I was immediately in the thick of Karl's creative 
process. In front of me was the sanctuary: his desk! "In Paris, he has about five in one 
loft space, and they are all like this, some with more papers and books and fabrics on 
them, and each desk is used for a different project, a different collection", so Lady 
Harlech. Though it was actually a mess, I totally comprehended the system and its 
worth after all. Inspiring books and sketches around the table invite the visitor to take 
a sneak peek into mastermind's genius! 

An off-the-shoulder coat in yellow wool recreated to mirror one Lagerfeld designed for the1954 Woolmark prize.

Piece by piece you find yourself in the past, present and future of Chanel, Fendi, Chloé 
and Lagerfeld's own label! I submerged and let myself get carried away by Karl's 
fascinating perception of fashion. His play with colors, fabrics as "Fun Fur" and leather 
but also his numerous sketches presented as a curtain, will remain unforgotten!

Curtain of croquis sketches

What I liked the most was that this exhibition isn't a retrospective like it is still practiced 
by many designers nowadays! But a future-spective! To quote Lagerfeld's muse again: 
"The idea was to show Karl's complete oevre, something that has never beein done before." 

And I can cleary remember him saying: 
 "I don't look back... Life is not something made by order, we have to fit in the 
pattern of what life is all about now, and I'm a person who fits easily into 
this kind of situation because I like change." 
(Amen, Karl!!!) 

Though I really enjoy watching at all the stylish 70s inspired looks, 
the avant-gard and modern minimalistic ones are still the most appealing to me! 
Because wearable in here and now and even at the future... The fact that he is 
open-minded to changes, innovations and against stagnation has always been 
very inspiring to me!

My fave BLACK designs from the exhibition! Too obvious... huh?! :)

"I could play with everything and mix it with everything that's going on in 
fashion because fashion is about that. It's not retrospective, it has to be 
something you want to wear NOW."
Karl Lagerfeld

This most recognizable man, known for a silver ponytail and fingerless gloves let 
glady speak his designs for themselves. Almost never seen without his dark glasses 
he puts fashion first, much the same as the lovely Lenya!

Pregnant wedding dress (July 2014)

I was deeply impressed by the music choice, the graffiti-strew concrete walls of an 
industrial bunker as a contrast to the beauty of Karl's genius and the breathtaking 
details of his exhibtion. Watch the Behind The Art film here
Everything was very inspiring and I've had a slight feeling of beeing a part of 
it, influenced by Karl's unforgettable visions with a forward-thinking in 
the here and now!

Thank you, Karl!
It was a pleasure to meet you!

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Unfortunately it was not allowed to take pictures! All photos are by Vogue and David Ertl, edited by me!


27 comments:

  1. Oh wow, the exhibition looks AMAZING. I've always been a fan of Lagerfeld and his bold and innovative designs; it must've been so amazing to see his ACTUAL work station! Ahh, the avant garde designs are absolutely lovely! What a great post!

    May | THE MAYDEN

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  2. Tash Collier7/10/2015 5:49 PM

    This looks amazing! I bet it was such a great time looking at these items :)

    RedLip&Love

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  3. Оксана Золотухина7/10/2015 10:12 PM

    The photographs are exceptional! This is some really chic inspiration, thanks for sharing darling! I'd love to visit this exhibit))
    Enjoy the weekend dear Ira!

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  4. Olivia Aimes7/10/2015 11:40 PM

    You are so lucky to have seen this in person!

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  5. Allie Mackin7/11/2015 12:11 AM

    Oh WOW how exciting to get to go to this. And that wedding gown--I die.

    Allie of ALLIENYC
    www.allienyc.com

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  6. Glamoury armory7/11/2015 12:29 AM

    Oh My!! I am about to take my bag and go the the closes airport!! What an amazing exhibit, so glad you had the opportunity to experienced it!! Thank for sharing Ira, Have an amazing weekend.!! xx

    Glamoury Armory Blog

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  7. I nominated you for the versatile blogger award, check out my current post. But this is an incredible post. Great to see the mindset of the great Karl Lagerfeld. WOW! That wedding gown is everything. http://fashionablyidu.blogspot.com/

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  8. This looks REALLY COOL!! Thanks for sharing!
    Melanie @ meandmr.com

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  9. wow, that's a beautiful exhibition :) glad you had fun!


    theleeday.com

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  10. Great post! Keep going! :)

    Would you like to follow and support each other?

    Môj BLOG / KLIK /

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  11. The exhibit is so cool, love the fact that they showed the designer workspace <3 His collection and sketches are magnificent

    Capturing Life Memoirs | http://aimeebustillo.blogspot.com

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  12. I bet that was so interesting to see. I always love looking at things from behind the scenes. To see his creative process would be mind blowing.
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  13. Yay, happy you like King Karl too, May! It was really fascinating since I've never seen his work in real life! Haha, yeah! His desk was totally a mess! But there is a system behind for sure! Since mine looked like this when visiting High School back in the days! Thank you so much for reading my posts, sweetie! I totally appreciate it! ;-**


    xoxo

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  14. It was a memorable experience! Thanks a lot, Tash! <3


    xxx

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  15. Thank you, Rowena! I loved your post about the Chanel exhibition btw! Lucky you too! ;) Couldn't agree with you more - that's were all the magic happens! I'm gonna always remember Karl's Fashion Method exhibition!


    xoxo

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  16. Happy you like those, Oksana! Unfortunely I wasn't allowed to take some but really happy you like the Vogue ones! ;) Happy to, my dear! Enjoy the week!


    xoxo

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  17. Thanks, Olivia! It was a very special day! Appreciate the comment! <3


    xxx

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  18. Isn't it fabulous! The hubby and I wasn't sure about the designer's intention unless I've saw the big "belly" infront! Happy you like this post, Allie!


    xxx

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  19. Wow, such a honor, beautiful! Thanks a lot!! And congrats again to your nomination, Idu! You're incredbile too! ;)
    It was indeed the day I'm gonna always remember - very inspiring and impressive! <3


    xoxo

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  20. Haha! And in case you can't make it you can watch at Vogue's photos from this post! ;-) Unfortunately I wasn't allowed to take photos there! It was for real very intersting and a memorable experience! Though the hubby was quite bored after some time... Haha ! Men, men, men!! ;-DD Thanks a lot for reading, Arely! <3
    Enjoy the week, sweetheart!


    xoxo

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  21. Happy to, Melanie! It was a fantastic experience!


    xoxo

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  22. Thanks, Annie Lee! It was indeed very fascinating! <3


    xxx

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  23. Yeah, Karl's exhibition was amazing! I really enjoyed the atmosphere there! Fabulous!!! Thanks a lot for visiting this little place of mine, Aimee! ;-)


    xoxo

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  24. I'm still impressed by this exhibit! Really interesting to see Karl's work live! Totally agree with you, Kim! Those are the most appealing! Thanks a lot for dropping by, my dear!


    xoxo

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  25. Thanks a lot, darling! This was a wonderful experience for a huge Karl fan like moi! ;) He has such a incredible creative mind! Just fabulous! Happy you like the photos, lady! So sad, I wasn't allowed to take some pics too!
    Enjoy the week!


    xoxo

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  26. This must have been amazing! I would love to go see it, it must be a great experience! xx

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