Chanel Catwalk. The Complete Karl Lagerfeld Collections

April 26, 2016  21:14  |  Shopping

The coming together of the House of Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld in 1983 created one of the most successful fashion unions of all time, reinventing Chanel style for the post-modern era. Irreverently playing with the House’s style and injecting his ruthlessly creative energy into the brand, under Lagerfeld Chanel has soared to dizzying heights. Today, Chanel’s catwalk presentations are true fashion spectacles, breathtaking occasions full of surprises. From Bombay to Edinburgh and Dallas to Shanghai, Chanel’s beautifully crafted collections are global events, presented in historic and spectacular locales as well as at the House’s ‘spiritual home’, the Grand Palais, Paris.

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Now Thames & Hudson is excited to publish Chanel Catwalk: The Complete Karl Lagerfeld Collections, the first title in a series of high-end, cloth-bound books offering a complete and unrivalled overview of the collections of the world’s top fashion houses. A monument to Karl Lagerfeld’s vision, Chanel Catwalk offers a unique opportunity to discover the full breadth and variety of Lagerfeld’s designs, whilst celebrating the enduring appeal of Chanel style.

The pages of Chanel Catwalk offer an exemplary overview of the huge and transformative shifts that have occurred within the world of fashion over the last three decades, including the redefinition of haute couture, ready to wear, resort and capsule collections. Moreover, with 1990’s fashion currently enjoying a revival, the collections from this decade – all but invisible online – are a real highlight for anyone wanting to follow in Rihanna’s footsteps by channeling the decade. Just as nineties style is back in 2016, so too are the original Supermodels. From Jerry Hall and Innes de la Fressange to Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford and Kate Moss, the ‘greats’ appear throughout, alongside Cara Delavigne and the other faces selected by Lagerfeld to embody the brand in the twenty-first century.

Organized chronologically, the publication opens with a concise history of the brand and a biography of Lagerfeld. Each collection is introduced by a short text describing the collections influences and highlights, and illustrated with carefully curated images that together showcase hundreds of spectacular clothes, details, accessories, beauty looks and set designs. A rich reference section, including an extensive index, makes this book easy to navigate. A treasure-trove of inspiration, Chanel Catwalk: The Complete Karl Lagerfeld Collections is the must-have reference this season for fashion professionals and Chanel obsessives.

Author Patrick Mauriès is a writer and publisher of many notable titles on fashion and design, including Jewelry by Chanel and Choupette, also published by Thames & Hudson. Adélia Sabatini is Commissioning Editor for fashion at Thames & Hudson and a former contributor to Glass and Apollo magazine.

SwO recommends this book, you can buy it HERE.

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