Koln. Benedikt Taschen. 1990. First edition. Signed by Lagerfeld on title-page. Black paper-covered boards, gilt title, pasted illustration to front board, without dust jacket as issued. 158 pages. With a couple of newspaper articles on Lagerfeld loosely inserted. Approximately 120 full-page black-and-white and colour plates. 295 x 235mm (11½ x 9¼"). 1.1kg. 3822804053. German, English and French. Very good; light shelf wear to black matt surface of boards, the image on the front board has been poorly pasted down (presumably by the publisher) with wrinkling to surface and glue appearing around the edges of the image on the board.
A compendium of Karl Lagerfeld's early photographs. Lagerfeld took up photography in the late 1980s. It stemmed from a childhood desire to capture portraits, alongside a wish to control the process of fashion creation from initial sketch to final advertisement. Collected here are a series of portraits of friends and fashion photographs.