V99: Karl Lagerfeld & Hedi Slimane Face To Face

V99: Karl Lagerfeld & Hedi Slimane Face To Face

for v99, Guest Editor Lady Gaga Tapped Her Fashion Guard To Collaborate On 16 Intriguing Covers, Rolling Out Over The Next Few Weeks. For The Issue's Debut, two Of The World's Biggest Names In Both Fashion Design And Photography Step Into The Same Frame For A Reunion Ten Years In The Making. As Gaga Tells It: "for This Issue I Wanted Nothing More Than To Have One Story, Just One, That My Children And The Future Of Fashion Would Remember Forever." Mission Accomplished, G.

for v99, Guest Editor Lady Gaga Tapped Her Fashion Guard To Collaborate On 16 Intriguing Covers, Rolling Out Over The Next Few Weeks. For The Issue's Debut, two Of The World's Biggest Names In Both Fashion Design And Photography Step Into The Same Frame For A Reunion Ten Years In The Making. As Gaga Tells It: "for This Issue I Wanted Nothing More Than To Have One Story, Just One, That My Children And The Future Of Fashion Would Remember Forever." Mission Accomplished, G.

Photography: Hedi Slimane

Photography: Karl Lagerfeld

"Karl and I had not taken photographs together for more than 10 years. The last time I photographed him was on his property in Biarritz working at Dior Homme. We used to live one building apart on the Rive Gauche and, before I moved to California in 2008, we used to have really fun dinners all the time. I love Karl's wit, his sincerity and curiosity for emerging cultures, and his intuitive perception for what is about to happen." HEDI SLIMANE

"I met Hedi 20 years ago when he visited my studio. I liked him instantly, without knowing what he did. Then Stephen [Gan] asked me to photograph his clothes for Dior [Homme] backstage at his first show, for V. I saw that in order to wear his clothes, one had to be skinny, so I went on a diet. From then on I felt good in his clothes, as I do again today. Gaga had a good idea for us to photograph each other. In a way, not seeing each other for all those years felt like five minutes when we saw each other again. That happens with true friends. My photographic style of no style is very different from his. I loved the mood on the street that night. I like Hedi's mystery and that's what I had hoped to capture here." KARL LAGERFELD

Credits:

MAKEUP TATSU YAMANAKA (MARIE-FRANCE THAVONEKHAM)  HAIR YUSUKE TANIGUCHI (MARIE-FRANCE THAVONEKHAM)  MANICURE ANNY ERRANDONEA (MARIE-FRANCE THAVONEKHAM)  PRODUCER KIM POLLOCK  PHOTO CONTACT OCÉANE SELLIER  IMAGE DIRECTION ERIC PFRUNDER AND KATHERINE MARRE  PHOTO ASSISTANT OLIVIER SAILLANT, BERNALD SOLLICH, FRÉDÉRIC DAVID, XAVIER ARIAS  RETOUCHING LUDOVIC D’HARDIVILLE  CATERING PAPILLON PARIS TRAITEUR

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