Wednesday, October 17, 2012

The Little Black Jacket

Do you know that there is an exhibition of Karl Lagerfeld's photography in London called The Little Black Jacket? I went to the Saatchi Gallery in Sloane Square to see it last week with my fellow students from LCF, and it was very impressive. 

Lagerfeld's talent as a photographer is often outshadowed by his designer career, but he is an incredibly strong photographer. It was very interesting to see the different approaches to styling, since the same model of a jacket was used in every photograph, only the size varied. It was combined with biker sleeveless coats, evening dresses, sweatshirts, jeans, and the sleeves were torn off and worn separately in one photo even.

The list of models featured a whole range of celebrities: from fashion personalities to movie stars and people from show business.

One of my favourite photographs was that of Anna Wintour - she was the only one who posed with her back to the camera. A classic hiding of the face by the American Vogue's editor-in-chief. 


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