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    DescriptionIn Metamorphoses of an American, Karl Lagerfeld documents the physical and emotional development of Brad Kroenig, the world's most sought-after male model, ranked number one at models.com at the time of this printing. Lagerfeld discovered Kroenig in 2003, making his first photographs of the young man in Biarritz; since then, he has diligently observed Kroenig through the photographic lens, month by month. Since the time of this first Lagerfeld photo shoot, Kroenig has been featured in almost every major designer's advertising campaign and/or fashion shows--including Lagerfeld, Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger, Justin Cavalli, Perry Ellis and Fendi--and on almost every fashion magazine cover. In this volume, through hundreds of photographs taken inside and outside the world of fashion, Lagerfeld explores Kroenig's evolution from a young "All-American Boy" into a professional model, a man conscious of the subtleties of facial and corporeal expression. However, these photographs are not simply documentation; rather, Lagerfeld and Kroenig always work together to create a new persona, one which Kroenig projects without losing a sense of his own self. Lagerfeld selects a spectrum of literary and cultural references for Kroenig to interpret: we see him as James Dean, as Rudolph Valentino, as a Gatsby-like figure from F. Scott Fitzgerald, and as Lieutenant Pinkerton from Puccini's Madame Butterfly. Throughout these transformations, one never has the sense that Kroenig is merely acting; instead he presents newly discovered aspects of himself through the guises of other characters.

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    Karl Lagerfield
    Metamorphoses of an American: A Cycle of Youth 2003-2008
    Authors and contributors
    By (photographer) Karl Lagerfeld
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 1144
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 98 mm
    Weight: 2,300 g
    ISBN 13: 9783865215222
    ISBN 10: 386521522X

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: PHO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.4
    BIC subject category V2: AJC
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: AJB
    BISAC V2.8: PHO011000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15870
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 01
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/MASC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 04
    B&T General Subject: 625
    Ingram Subject Code: AP
    BISAC V2.8: PHO016000, PHO014000
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 27
    LC classification: TR
    Abridged Dewey: 770
    B&T Approval Code: A06284048, A06306400
    DC22: 779.2092
    B&T Approval Code: A06201200
    DC22: 779.092
    Libri: PORT3500
    BISAC V2.8: PHO009000
    Thema V1.0: AJC, AJCD
    Illustrations note
    tritone plates
    Steidl Publishers
    Imprint name
    Steidl Verlag
    Publication date
    01 September 2008
    Publication City/Country