Benedikt Taschen. Koln. 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. Approximately 120 full-page black-and-white and colour plates. German, English and French. 295 x 235mm. 1.1kg. 3822804053. Very good; some light shelf wear to black, matte surface of boards and forecorners.
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.