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Karl Lagerfeld to become the subject of not one, but two, exhibitions

Karl Lagerfeld to become the subject of not one, but two, exhibitions

Taking place in Germany next month


Image: Museum Folkwang
Image: Hamburger Kunsthalle

Chanel creative director and cultural icon - Karl Lagerfeld - to take centre stage at two exhibitions in Germany

It's only January 13 but Karl Lagerfeld is already having a big year - having recently announced a new fragrance and a partnership with Hôtel de Crillon, it has been announced today that the designer will be the subject of two exhibitions opening in his native Germany. The first will take place at Essen's Museum Folkwang and is entitled 'Karl Lagerfeld: Parallel Contrasts', devoted to the icons much-publicised obsessions; - photography, fashion and books. "I am fortunate to be able to do that in life, what interests me most. Photograph, fashion and books" - Karl Lagerfeld. 

"More of a snapshot than a retrospective" is how the museum describes the new exhibition, curated by German publisher Gerhard Steidland and Eric Pfrunder and opening February 15.  

Karl Lagerfeld a hero of two exhibitions

Karl Lagerfeld. Karen Elson-Hammage a Oscar Schlemmer und sein Triadisches Ballett (1997)

Karl Lagerfeld a hero of two exhibitions

Karl at home, Francois-Marie Banier (2008)

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Karl Lagerfeld, Zhang Ziyi, Interview (2005) 

The second exhibition will take place in nearby Hamburg at the Hamburger Kunsthalle and will pair the classicist paintings of Anselm Feuerbach with unseen photographs by Lagerfeld on the themes of grace and the adoration of muses and models. The exhibition will open on February 21. 

Karl Lagerfeld a hero of two exhibitions

Karl Lagerfeld a hero of two exhibitions

Karl Lagerfeld a hero of two exhibitions

 

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