Chanel Catwalk

Chanel Catwalk : The Complete Karl Lagerfeld Collections

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Ever since his first show for the house in 1983, Karl Lagerfeld's Chanel collections have consistently made headlines and dictated trends the world over. For the first time, every Chanel collection ever created by Lagerfeld is here gathered in a single volume - a unique opportunity to chart the development of one of the world's most influential fashion brands and discover rarely seen collections. This definitive publication opens with a concise history of the house of Chanel, from the days of Coco Chanel to today, followed by a brief biographical profile of Karl Lagerfeld, before exploring the collections themselves, which are organized chronologically and introduced by a short text unveiling each collection's influences and highlights. Each collection is illustrated with carefully curated catwalk images, showcasing hundreds of spectacular clothes (from evening dresses and day suits to casual and sports pieces), details, accessories (from hats and jewelry to handbags and shoes), beauty looks and set designs - and of course the top fashion models who wore them on the runway, from Claudia Schiffer and Linda Evangelista to Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne. A rich reference section, including an extensive index, concludes the book. A treasure trove of inspiration, this richly illustrated publication will be the must-have reference for all fashion professionals and Chanel obsessives.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 632 pages
  • 190 x 277 x 55mm | 2,820g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • With over 1200 colour illustrations
  • 050051836X
  • 9780500518366
  • 9,438

Table of contents

Introduction: Fashion Fades, Style is Eternal * Karl Lagerfeld: A Short Biography * Collections: 1983-2015 * References
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'[A] must-have' - Home House 'If you're looking for glamour - you'll find it here, and in spades' - Quintessentially ' explores the images in detail, charting the changing face of the brand chronologically, from the designer's first collection to the present day' - Luxury London 'In a book that brings together some of the most important advertising images from the past 35 years, the lasting impression is one of resounding creative courage' - The Times (Luxx) 'Fabulous ... packed to its chic minimalist covers with gorgeous clothes and even more glamorous models' - Daily Mail 'An unrivalled overview of the house of Chanel as seen through the eyes - and lens - of Karl Lagerfeld himself ... a must-have for Chanel lovers' - Hunger 'Classy and fabulous' - i Newspaper 'An invaluable and comprehensive overview of Lagerfeld's creativity' - Business of Fashion 'Exhilarating, beautiful and superlative in scope, this is an invaluable reference for any style library' - Glass 'A 630-page insight into the creative polymath's mind' - Dazed 'Definitive ... a must-have for the fashion fanatic' - Daily Mail 'This is your new fashion bible' - ID Magazine
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About Patrick Mauries

Patrick Mauries is a writer and publisher of many notable titles on fashion and design, including Jewelry by Chanel, A Cabinet of Rarities, The World According to Karl and Fashion Quotes to name a few, all published by Thames & Hudson.

Adelia Sabatini is Commissioning Editor for fashion at Thames & Hudson and a former contributor to Glass and Apollo magazines.
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