Karl Lagerfeld

Karl Lagerfeld : Room Service

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Right from the beginning, Karl Lagerfeld conceived Room Service as a multi-track matrix: a series of photos, a short film and an unusual version of the song "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend," all collected in one deluxe volume. The project began when Lagerfeld was commissioned to create a campaign for Dom Perignon. The storyline he created was an ultra-contemporary fairy tale that recounted an irresistible attraction between two solitary and seductive hedonists whose paths cross at one of Paris's finest hotels--the woman played by Eva Herzigova, and the man by Brad Kroenig. Lagerfeld shot photographs of the stranger-couple's erotic encounter, and Johan Renck shot the film, all in the luxurious George V hotel. Says Lagerfeld, "Johan Renck is a music video genius. He liked the story and put it into action. He followed the script even more carefully than I could have done with still photos." For the song, Lagerfeld chose neo-folk singer/songwriter Devendra Banhart. "After Marilyn, who could have sung this song? A woman? I find Devendra's low-high, ambiguous voice amazing and absolutely perfect. His version of 'Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend' is magnificent, unique and daring." This deluxe volume features tritone printing, an exclusive vinyl single of Banhart's performance and a DVD of Renck's film.show more

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  • Hardback | 60 pages
  • 294.6 x 297.2 x 15.2mm | 839.16g
  • Steidl Publishers
  • Steidl Verlag
  • Gottingen, Germany
  • English
  • 386521326X
  • 9783865213266

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