Trait Par Trait

Trait Par Trait

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Trait par Trait showcases Karl Lagerfeld's celebrity portrait photography made for the French magazine Madame Figaro. Focusing on actors, directors and musicians, Lagerfeld depicts a mixture of Hollywood and French stars. From Jeanne Moreau and Charlotte Rampling, to Cate Blanchett, Benicio del Toro and Pamela Anderson, Lagerfeld explores the spectrum of legends and new-comers that defines today's entertainment industry. These black-and-white photographs incorporate both classic and more progressive portraiture, from the refined profile of Richard Berry, to the exuberant Valerie Lemercier bare-footed and arms outstretched. Lagerfeld encapsulates each sitter's appearance and sense of self: there is the beaming Jack Nicholson in trademark sunglasses, the cryptic David Lynch lighting a cigarette, the smouldering Monica Bellucci and the mischievous Ashton Kutcher. Yet as well as presenting celebrities in their own skins, Lagerfeld also captures unexpected transformations: Lindsay Lohan for example appears as an alluring young Elizabeth Taylor, and Fanny Ardant as the peerless Maria more

Product details

  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 220 x 285 x 15.24mm | 612.35g
  • Steidl Publishers
  • Steidl Verlag
  • Gottingen, Germany
  • English
  • 72 tritone plates
  • 3865215521
  • 9783865215529