While Jean Paul Gaultier is exhibiting in the Grand Palais in Paris and Alexander McQueen is honoured in the V & A Museum in London, Bonn, in Germany, which is the birthplace of Karl Lagerfeld, hosts the largest retrospective ever devoted to him.
To celebrate his 60-year career, Lady Amanda Harlech, Lagerfeld’s trusted consultant and long-time muse has organised the exhibition, while Michel Gaubert signs the musical atmosphere.
The retrospective focuses on showing us the various facets of the prolific career of the designer, going back over fifty years of creativity and design, that includes Lagerfelds works with Fendi and Chanel, not to mention successful collaborations with Balmain, Chloé, Patou and of course work for his own brand, “Karl Lagerfeld”.
‘Modemethode’, Karl Lagerfeld’s ‘fashion method’, is his ambitious, all-encompassing approach; from the initial sketch to the finished garment, from the accessories, the architectural setting and music of the fashion shows, to the photography and design of press material, advertising, catalogues and window displays – every last little detail is devised by the designer himself.
For the occasion, Vogue Germany created a special edition dedicated exclusively to the designer Karl Lagerfeld for his exhibition; 164 pages honouring the German creator, highlighting some of the most interesting, intimate and personal issues throughout Lagerfeld’s whole creative process.
“Karl Lagerfeld: ModeMethode” is on view at the Bundeskunsthalle Bonn until September 13th, 2015.