This book features Karl Lagerfelds most beautiful photographs of Haute Couture garments shot for French fashion magazine Numéro, to celebrate its fi fteen years of collaboration with the famous fashion designer. Who else but Lagerfeld could better reveal the timeless and intricate beauty of Haute Couture? With all his innate imagination and indulgence, Lagerfeld has immortalized the iconic models of our time within the covers of NuméroCara Delevingne, Linda Evangelista, Natasha Poly, Anja Rubik, Lara Stone, Stella Tennant, Natalia Vodianova all these and more have participated in his game, often framed by sumptuous decors worthy of the greatest Hollywood productions. Lagerfelds spectacular stagings visualize our most daring fantasies of female archetypes, from fairytale princesses to contemporary muses.
Karl Lagerfeld, fashion designer, publisher and book dealer, began working as a photographer in 1987. Lagerfeld has since received the Lucky Strike Design Award from the Raymond Loewy Foundation, the cultural prize from the German Photographic Society, and the ICP Trustees Award from the International Center of Photography. Steidl has published most of Lagerfelds books, including A Portrait of Dorian Gray (2004), Room Service (2006), The Beauty of Violence (2010) and the best-selling The Little Black Jacket (2012).
Fashion editor Babeth Djian, whose first magazine Jill is still a reference point today, has been at the origin of dozens of cult images published in French and Italian Vogue, Glamour, Mixte and now Numéro. With her visionary eye, Babeth belongs to the few who make a tangible difference in todays universe of appearances. A large number of photographers, stylists, make-up artists, hairdressers and models began their careers under her direction. In 2008, Edition 7L published her book Babeth.