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      fashion Lula Ososki 9 May 2016

      explore three decades of karl lagerfeld’s collections in this new book

      This is your new fashion bible.

      Ready to wear spring/summer 98

      In 1983, Karl Lagerfeld joined Chanel to design Haute Couture. His debut collection was highly praised and The New York Times headline read, "Lagerfeld guides Chanel into the 80s". This lead into the 90s, 00s and beyond, as the brand under Lagerfeld's influence continued to soar from strength to strength. Now, new book Chanel Catwalk is exploring every runway collection created by Lagerfeld for the iconic house.

      The book opens with the quote, "Fashion fades, style is eternal", which couldn't be more accurate in describing Lagerfeld's work, reinventing the Chanel style for the post-modern era and developing into one of the most successful fashion unions of all time. From Naomi to Cara, 'Arctic Chic' to 'Apocalyptic Androgyny', the book features the influences and highlights of each collection, showcasing hundreds of designs spanning 1983-2016, all strung together in chronological order. It's a catalogue of inspiration offering a complete overview of Chanel's most iconic designs and insight into Karl Lagerfeld's vision.

      Ready to wear spring/summer 92

      Ready to wear spring/summer 96

      Ready to wear autumn/winter 08

      Haute couture autumn/winter 96

      Haute couture spring/summer 92

      Haute couture autumn/winter 10

      Chanel Catwalk: The Complete Karl Lagerfeld Collections will be available from Thames and Hudson from 16 May 2016.

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      Text Lula Ososki
      Images via Thames & Hudson

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      Topics:fashion, culture, chanel, karl lagerfeld

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