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Robert Laffont
EAN : 9782221255483
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 688
Size : 153 x 240 mm
Novelty
Karl

Release date : 16/09/2021
The complete, definitive, and surprising biography of the fashion genius and his multiple lives.
June 21, 2010 is a date graven in the memory of French newspaper Libération—it was the day Karl Lagerfeld “redesigned” the paper by special invitation. With his dark glasses, powdered ponytail, black suit and white wing-collared shirt, the couturier darkened the pages of the paper, while in the background, a... June 21, 2010 is a date graven in the memory of French newspaper Libération—it was the day Karl Lagerfeld “redesigned” the paper by special invitation. With his dark glasses, powdered ponytail, black suit and white wing-collared shirt, the couturier darkened the pages of the paper, while in the background, a butler in livery carrying a Diet Coke on a silver platter awaited his instructions. Such was Karl Lagerfeld, outrageous in manner, insatiable at work, and a lover of excessive luxury. The king of autofiction, “Karl” was the first narrator of his own life. The ambivalent character, whom he skillfully elaborated, spent 85 years reinventing himself in order to never look back to a past too terrifying to contemplate. An inspired creator gifted with a great deal of knowledge, a big spender to the point of verging on ruin countless times, an asexual and stickler for cleanliness, the king of biting remarks and outrageous quotes, ultrasensitive and arrogant, solitary but rarely alone, a media star who played with good and bad taste like dice, Karl Lagerfeld led multiple lives. He grew younger, gained weight, then lost it, and drowned his depression in work after the death of his only love, Jacques de Bascher, a nonchalant dandy and his complete opposite. This biography describes the multiple lives of this extraordinary man. It is the fruit of many years’ research that began with two exclusive interviews granted by Karl Lagerfeld himself. Those closest to him and several other famous figures have agreed to share their memories and thoughts, including Princess Caroline of Hanover, Bernard Arnault, Lady Gaga, Tom Ford, John Galliano, Valentino, Claudia Schiffer, Inès de la Fressange, Tadao Ando, and more.
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EAN : 9782221255483
Shaping : BROCHE
Pages : 688
Size : 153 x 240 mm
Robert Laffont