Karl Lagerfeld. Villa de Noailles

Karl Lagerfeld. Villa de Noailles
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Photographs by Karl Lagerfeld.

Gottingen. Steidl. 1995. First edition. Cloth-bound harback with mounted illustration to front board. Unpaginated [c.80 pages]. Illustrated throughout with b&w photographs. 355 x 250mm (14 x 9"). 1.1kg. French. Near fine; light rubbing to rear cover.

An album of atmospheric photographs taken by Karl Lagerfeld on location at the Modernist masterpiece, Villa de Noailles in Hyeres, France. Photographs of the models Christian Williams and Nadja Auerman wearing clothes from Lagerfeld's Printemps-Ete 1995 collection are interspersed with atmospheric shots of the villa and its grounds. The Villa Noailles was built by Rob Mallet-Stevens in the mid-1920s for art patrons Charles and Marie-Laure de Noailles. After many years of neglect and disrepair the villa began to be restored in the 1980s and is now a cultural centre. Lagerfled captures the building and the grounds during this restoration period. The evidence of decay is still present but the modernist spirit of the building is the most visible aspect of these photographs.