Numéro Couture

Karl Lagerfeld // Babeth Djian 


This book features Karl Lagerfeld’s most beautiful photographs of Haute Couture garments shot for French fashion magazine Numéro, to celebrate its fifteen 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 Numéro—Cara 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. Lagerfeld’s 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 Lagerfeld’s 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 today’s 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.

Book design: Blandine Chabani and Jérôme Verbrackel                                                                                                                                                                           320 pages
27.5 x 35.5 cm / 10.8 x 14 in.
Clothbound hardcover
ISBN 978-3-95829-057-0
Preis: 85.00 €

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