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The definitive overview of Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel creations since his first show in 1983 – the first book in a new ‘Catwalk’ series. Patrick Mauriès is a writer and publisher of many notable titles on fashion and design, including Jewelry by Chanel and Choupette, also published by Thames & Hudson.

1,100 illustrations 27.7 x 19.0cm 632pp ISBN 978 0 500 518366 May £48.00

Chanel The Complete Karl Lagerfeld Collections Introduction by Patrick Mauriès 48

Ever since his first show for the house in 1983, Karl Lagerfeld’s Chanel collections have consistently made headlines and dictated trends the world over. For the first time, the key looks of every Chanel collection ever created by Lagerfeld are gathered in a single volume, offering a unique opportunity to chart the development of one of the world’s most influential fashion brands and rediscover rarely seen collections. This definitive publication opens with a concise history of the house of Chanel, followed by a brief biographical profile of Karl Lagerfeld. It goes on to explore the collections themselves, which are organized chronologically and introduced by a short text unveiling each collection’s influences and highlights. Each collection is illustrated with carefully curated catwalk images, showcasing hundreds of spectacular clothes, details, accessories, beauty looks and set designs – and of course the top fashion models who wore them on the runway, from Claudia Schiffer and Linda Evangelista to Kate Moss and Cara Delevingne. A rich reference section, including an extensive index, concludes the book. A treasure trove of inspiration, this richly illustrated publication will be the must-have reference for all fashion professionals and Chanel obsessives.


Thames & Hudson Spring 2016 Catalogue