Simon Procter Introduces: "Lagerfeld: The Chanel Shows"

Simon Procter Introduces: "Lagerfeld: The Chanel Shows"

Procter allows Lagerfeld's vision to live on in these pages.

Procter allows Lagerfeld's vision to live on in these pages.

Styling: Angelica Manos

Simon Procter, influential photographer and artist, presents LAGERFELD: THE CHANEL SHOWS. The 108-page book showcases ten years of Karl Lagerfeld's spectacular tenure at Chanel, documenting the house's most influential fashion shows, which Procter shot.

Karl Lagerfeld was an iconic creative designer, fashion designer, and artist who was the creative director of Chanel for 36 years. Lagerfeld was known for reinventing the brand created by Gabrielle Chanel. Shortly after Lagerfeld's passing, Alain Wertheimer, CEO of Chanel, said, “Thanks to his creative genius, generosity and exceptional intuition, Karl Lagerfeld was ahead of his time, which widely contributed to the House of CHANEL’s success throughout the world.

Procter captured the energy that Lagerfeld had put into each Chanel runway show throughout the past decade, conceptualizing the "can-you-top-this level of sophistication and originality." A statement explained, "To capture the energy of these events, Procter, who received unprecedented access from Lagerfeld and Chanel, recreates the epic sets—from a luscious forest scene to a rocket launch—combining multiple photographs to illustrate in a single still the many perspectives of the intense but fleeting spectacle. The resulting studies transcend the artform into-complex painting-like tableaux." Procter gives his audience a vision not just of the showstopping runways, but also sharing his relationship with Lagerfeld and shares with readers his, "great sense of humor and humility."

Procter's book allows Lagerfeld's archetypal vision that created House of Chanel, to live on in coveted pages.

LAGERFELD: THE CHANEL SHOWS is available now via Rizzoli

© Lagerfeld: The Chanel Shows by Simon Procter, Rizzoli New York, 2019.

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